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Hairy crabs from PRC found to have DDT
Taiwan Headlines ^ | Friday, December 09, 2005 | Taiwan News Staff

Posted on 12/08/2005 9:04:39 AM PST by GreenFreeper

A shipment of hairy crabs imported from China, some of which have already been sold and eaten, was found to contain residues of the pesticide DDT, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.

This was discovered during a random DOH inspection of aquatic products sold in markets throughout the island. The department began the inspections in September in an effort to determine whether residues of drugs or pesticides were retained in such products, and also to assess the level of metals they might contain.

According to the DOH, the hairy crabs sold in three supermarkets -- Carrefour, Hsi-Mei and Hsing-Loong, in Changhua County -- were found to contain residues of DDT.

The Changhua County Public Health Bureau said on Wednesday that as soon as it received the information from the DOH on November 4, it immediately contacted the three supermarkets to try to trace the source of the hairy crabs. However, at that point, some of the crabs had already been sold, the bureau said.

Carrefour also said that as soon as it learned that there was a problem with the product, it recalled all the hairy crabs that had been sold and has not put any more on sale since. However Carrefour could not be sure how many of the contaminated crabs were sold to consumers.

According to the health bureau, the three supermarkets said that the shipment of contaminated hairy crabs came from a company in Taichung City and an international trading company in Taoyuan County.

The Changhua County Public Health Bureau therefore asked the Taichung City and Taoyuan County Health Bureaus to trace the source of the hairy crabs, and it was found that the contaminated shipment originated from a single importer in Taipei.


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KEYWORDS: bushsfault; cz; ddt; ecology; ecoping; environment; freetrade
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Have at it Freepers!
1 posted on 12/08/2005 9:04:40 AM PST by GreenFreeper
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To: blam; Carry_Okie; Chanticleer; ClearCase_guy; cogitator; CollegeRepublican; ...
ECO-PING

FReepmail me to be added or removed to the ECO-PING list!

Too funny not to pass along!

2 posted on 12/08/2005 9:05:49 AM PST by GreenFreeper (Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress)
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To: GreenFreeper

1. Hairy crabs sound even worse than regular crabs.

2. When was DDT banned in China? There are some places where it's not banned at all.


3 posted on 12/08/2005 9:06:35 AM PST by gondramB ( We don't get no government loan and no one sends a check from home-we just do what what we wanna)
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To: GreenFreeper
Fortunately Mosquitoes in third-world countries never carry DDT, only malaria.
4 posted on 12/08/2005 9:07:36 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GreenFreeper

Pictures please. What's a hairy crab look like?


5 posted on 12/08/2005 9:07:41 AM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: gondramB
The Hairy Crab


6 posted on 12/08/2005 9:07:44 AM PST by GreenFreeper (Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress)
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To: GreenFreeper
hairy crabs?..hmm..guess you could tell if they parted on the left or right.


Doogle
7 posted on 12/08/2005 9:08:12 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...7thAF ..4077th TFW...408th MMS..Ubon Thailand.."69",,Night Line Delivery..AMMO)
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To: GreenFreeper

Me love you long time...


8 posted on 12/08/2005 9:08:34 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: GreenFreeper
A shipment of hairy crabs imported from China, some of which have already been sold and eaten, was found to contain residues of the pesticide DDT

That's terrible. Especially since DDT has never been found to be harmful to humans.

9 posted on 12/08/2005 9:08:35 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (The Federal Reserve did not kill JFK. Greenspan was not on the grassy knoll.)
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To: GreenFreeper
Hairy crab.


10 posted on 12/08/2005 9:08:57 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

It thin out "our" egg shells though.


11 posted on 12/08/2005 9:09:36 AM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: GreenFreeper

12 posted on 12/08/2005 9:10:40 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: GreenFreeper

Watch out... they jump!


13 posted on 12/08/2005 9:11:00 AM PST by MarineBrat (Islam/Borg - The only difference is the stolen technology level.)
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To: gondramB
Hairy crabs sound even worse than regular crabs.

All I know is that I would want one of these

hanging around on me.

14 posted on 12/08/2005 9:12:36 AM PST by GreenFreeper (Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress)
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To: GreenFreeper; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Lazamataz; Darksheare; pissant; Dashing Dasher; najida; ...
BEWARE THE HAIRY CRABS, PING
.
15 posted on 12/08/2005 9:17:09 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: GreenFreeper
Dr. J. Gordon Edwards, featured in Esquire magazine, September 1971, eating a tablespoon of DDT, a feat he repeated publicly almost every week in his public campaign to show the safety of DDT.

J. Gordon Edwards died last year hiking in the Glacier National Park Wilderness at the age of 85. Dr. Edwards was a great man: a nature lover, a patriot, and a scientist.

16 posted on 12/08/2005 9:17:49 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

YIKES!


17 posted on 12/08/2005 9:20:32 AM PST by EX52D ((I have shifted to "Christmas Survival Mode"))
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To: EX52D

Thay are quite scary looking.


18 posted on 12/08/2005 9:22:28 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: MarineBrat

Sign on bathroom wall.

Will trade two blind crabs for one with no teeth.


19 posted on 12/08/2005 9:24:18 AM PST by Sterco
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To: MarineBrat

Buster de body crab


20 posted on 12/08/2005 9:25:41 AM PST by Sterco
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To: GreenFreeper
a random DOH inspection


21 posted on 12/08/2005 9:27:21 AM PST by Peepster (If guns kill people, than spoons make Michael Moore fat!!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

>> it immediately contacted the three supermarkets to try to trace the source of the hairy crabs. <<

The only way that woman [Helen Thomas] could ever give hairy crabs to anyone is by trying on underwear at the mall.


22 posted on 12/08/2005 9:27:36 AM PST by dangus
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To: GreenFreeper

So you'll have crabs AND smell like fish? That CANNOT be good for your sex life.


23 posted on 12/08/2005 9:29:20 AM PST by dangus
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To: GreenFreeper
A shipment of hairy crabs imported from China, some of which have already been sold and eaten

They must market it as something else. "Hairy crabs" just don't have the same appeal to the appetite as a good local Dungeness does.

24 posted on 12/08/2005 9:29:47 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: GreenFreeper

I guess I'm not the only one put off by the name :~D


25 posted on 12/08/2005 9:30:36 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Sounds painful.
Hope they didn't use too much mousse.


26 posted on 12/08/2005 9:33:16 AM PST by Darksheare (Bonafide Henchman.)
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To: Darksheare
Probably not as painful as Miss Staplegun, though.
27 posted on 12/08/2005 9:34:42 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I dunno, stuck hair can be debilitating.
That nice patch right by the ears can bring you to your knees if your glasses catches it.


28 posted on 12/08/2005 9:36:42 AM PST by Darksheare (Bonafide Henchman.)
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To: GreenFreeper

Hairy crabs? I thought this must have been about Bill Clinton...


29 posted on 12/08/2005 9:40:31 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Darksheare

LOL!! Try a bikini waxing and get back to me on painful.


30 posted on 12/08/2005 9:46:31 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: GreenFreeper

Hairy crabs?

Haven't been to Bourbon Street in many years.


31 posted on 12/08/2005 9:48:14 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: AmericaUnite

It not so.


32 posted on 12/08/2005 9:48:26 AM PST by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: GreenFreeper
I ain't fishing for no hairy crabs!


33 posted on 12/08/2005 9:50:49 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I will prevail. I miss my best friend.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

"LOL!! Try a bikini waxing and get back to me on painful."

Uh, no thanks. Not for me. I think I'll keep wearing my baggies and going natural. OUCH!


34 posted on 12/08/2005 9:52:08 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Hairy crabs don't seem as nasty as geoduck clams:


35 posted on 12/08/2005 9:52:32 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I will prevail. I miss my best friend.)
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To: MineralMan

LOL, good choice.


36 posted on 12/08/2005 9:53:29 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Oh that's just wrong.


37 posted on 12/08/2005 9:54:32 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Yum! Geoduck soup. That's one thing I miss about living on the Pacific Coast. Pretty hard to find them here in Minnesnowta.


38 posted on 12/08/2005 9:56:31 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Yeah - I'm gonna give you this point. :~D


39 posted on 12/08/2005 9:56:35 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: AmericaUnite
...hairy crab?

I would post a pic of Helen Thomas, but I'm sure someone else will beat me to it...........

40 posted on 12/08/2005 9:57:10 AM PST by Red Badger (Dan rather didn't say "Courage", he said "Couric"..................)
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To: GreenFreeper

So where's the DDT cheering section at FR?


41 posted on 12/08/2005 9:57:39 AM PST by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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To: Red Badger

See Post 10.


42 posted on 12/08/2005 9:58:44 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Crotch Cricket Alert ~ Bump!


43 posted on 12/08/2005 10:00:02 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: gondramB
Hairy crabs sound even worse than regular crabs.

They sound worse than DDT, too.

44 posted on 12/08/2005 10:10:32 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: blackie

Hang from the ceiling or stand on the seat the crabs in here can jump three feet.


45 posted on 12/08/2005 10:16:21 AM PST by Sterco
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To: cyborg

I'm a big DDT fan and think it should be used in Africa to help prevent the spread of mosquito born disease.


46 posted on 12/08/2005 10:30:17 AM PST by TBall
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To: GreenFreeper
Hairy crabs from PRC found to have DDT

In a related story:

Hairy Hookers From PRC found to have crabs.

47 posted on 12/08/2005 10:34:59 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: TBall

I don't think the long term poisoning of Africans and their children, as well as tainting their food supply is a good thing. I don't want DDT on my food and I'm sure you don't either. There are non-toxic alternatives.


48 posted on 12/08/2005 10:35:18 AM PST by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

I will not do the "Honey, I'm home!" line...
I will not do the "Honey, I'm home!" line...
I will not do the "Honey, I'm home!" line...
I will not do the "Honey, I'm home!" line...
I will not do the "Honey, I'm home!" line...
I will not do the "Honey, I'm home!" line...
I will not do the "Honey, I'm home!" line...


49 posted on 12/08/2005 10:35:25 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: GreenFreeper

Perhaps if these crabs would shave off their beards they would carry less DDT.


50 posted on 12/08/2005 10:44:58 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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