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SFH on hairy crabs

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Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after attending a public function today (November 3):

Reporter: The traders criticised the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) for naming the companies without clarifying whether the crabs are ...

Secretary for Food and Health: We are very concerned about samples taken from hairy crabs that were found to contain dioxins exceeding the action level adopted by the CFS. I think members of the public should know that dioxin is a carcinogenic substance and should not exist in our food, and therefore relevant products from the farms concerned must be withheld and recalled. As to the claims of certain importers that their products were routed through other importers or registered farms, we will further liaise with the Mainland authorities concerned to understand the background.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Thursday, November 3, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:55

12 Apr 2019