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Auction of frozen Chinese crab stopped

Posted August. 22, 2000 20:32,   


Wholesale fisheries markets at Garak and Noryang-jin in Seoul on August 22 stopped the auction of Chinese frozen crabs, after finding lead in the crabs.

An official at the Garak-dong mart said that they stopped auction of the crabs after discovering that 600-kg of frozen crab imported from China were found to contain lead Monday.

The Noryang-jin mart also stopped sales.

However, one crab wholesaler noted that as frozen crab imported from China can not be returned, there are Chinese frozen crabs excluding lead-contaminated ones being sold to the public.

Jung Yeon-Wook jyw11@donga.com