Posted September. 05, 2005 07:06,
Because malacchite green, a suspected carcinogen, was found in red croaker specimens cultured in the sea on the back of fresh-water fishes such as Chinese eel, crucian carp, carp, and others, the distribution industry which has its best season just ahead because of the Chuseok holiday has been put on special alert.
According to the industry on September 4, E-mart stopped selling Chinese yellow croaker starting September 1.
Lottemart withdrew all Chinese eels from its selves and suspended the sale of some Chinese live fish such as bass and silver gudgeon.