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Update on Chinese Seafood

From AOL Health Watch originally taken from an article by Andrew Martin at the New York Times. You can read that article, and several similar articles, there.

The problems with Chinese seafood are evident in a database of products that the FDA stops at the border. In May, for instance, the FDA. turned away 165 shipments from China, 49 of which were seafood.

Monkfish was rejected for being filthy. Frozen catfish nuggets were turned away because they contained veterinary drugs. Tilapia fillets were contaminated with salmonella.

The problems were even worse in April, when 257 shipments from China were rejected, including 68 of seafood. Frozen eel contained pesticides, frozen channel catfish had salmonella and frozen yellowfin steaks were filthy, the records show.

The word “filthy” resonates with me. I am going to stick with Kuwaiti fish!

July 2, 2007 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Community, Cooking, Cross Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Hygiene, Kuwait, News, Shopping


  1. ewww!

    I wonder about Kuwaiti fish now with all the pollution… 😦

    Comment by jewaira | July 2, 2007 | Reply

  2. Kuwaiti fish is amazing 🙂

    But if you go to Boston try Legal Seafood, specificaly Lobster. As far as I know it’s pretty fresh and I think it’s from Maine, not China! 😀

    Comment by 1001 Kuwaiti Nights | July 2, 2007 | Reply

  3. I tell myself that the Kuwaiti fish is caught far offshore, away from the sewage and garbage dumped into the beautiful gulf. Most of the fishing boats I see are a few kilometers off the shore.

    Zin, I’ll have to try that lobster :-). I’ve never been to the American northeast.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 2, 2007 | Reply

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