Gel injected shrimp proliferates in China
Consumers are now being warned against cases of shrimp being injected with gel in order to jack up their weight in China.
It has been reported that the practice which was originally reported in China in 2005 was not fully investigated by authorities because it wasn’t sure at which stage the injection process takes place. It is only believed that the gels are injected into the heads of the seafood at some point after being caught and before they are sold in the market.
According to a report by The Epoch Times, the problem is alarming since China is the third largest importer of seafood to the US.
If this practice is rampant among the products to sent out of the country, the illegal practice poses a problem not only for the weight of the products but it may also pose a danger to the health of consumers, given that industrial gel could be used as a substitute to the edible kind given that they are cheaper.
As a warning, the public should grow more vigilant about imported shrimp from China.