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Fedexed, Other Illegal Hairy Crabs To Be Destroyed
The China Post ^ | September 23, 2007 | The China Post

Posted on 09/22/2007 7:24:22 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL

(TAIPEI, Taiwan) -- The Taipei customs yesterday confiscated three kilograms of hairy crabs illegally imported from China in an express package and will destroy the imports in accordance with the law, according to Cheng Hui-wen, director of the Bureau of Food Sanitation (BFS) under the Cabinet-level Department of Health.

The package, imported under the name of "plastic products," bears a product origin of "Yang Cheng Lake," the exact production base of the famous Dazha crabs that are much sought-after by local gourmets, Cheng said.

Cheng continued the illegally imported hairy crabs will be destroyed immediately, as they have yet to undergo any inspection and quarantine procedures and may seriously undermine the health of consumers.

She urged nationals not to illegally deliver Dazha hairy crabs from China via postal or courier services, as such crabs may contain the banned antibiotic nitrofuran, which is detrimental to human health.

Last year's Chinese hairy crab season was marred by BFS tests showing that some crabs contained the said cancer-causing substance, forcing the DOH to tighten inspections on imports of hairy crabs from China, and ban inbound tourists from bringing in Dazha hairy crabs.

The DOH has come up with a set of 16 inspection criteria for Yang Cheng Lake hairy crabs from China, which are tighter than the existing World Trade Organization (WTO) inspection standards adopted by Chinese quarantine authorities.

Accordingly, DOH officials said that there has not yet been any applications from crab importers seeking to bring crabs into Taiwan, although the brief hairy crab season has already begun.

They said the sticking point for importers seems to be the new BFS requirement that an animal health certificate from Chinese quarantine authorities must accompany every crab shipment.

Until the Chinese authorities issue the certificates, vendors cannot submit their import applications, the officials continued.

Meanwhile, in order to prevent Chinese hairy crabs from being smuggled into the island, the Cabinet-level Coast Guard Administration will step up its patrol operations and will ruin any and all smuggled agricultural and fishery products to better secure food sanitation for local consumers.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; crabs; hairycrabs

1 posted on 09/22/2007 7:24:26 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: JACKRUSSELL

I guess they broke their promise:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1869724/posts


2 posted on 09/22/2007 7:25:07 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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”Made in China” Ping.

(Please FReepmail me if you would like to be on or off of the list.)
3 posted on 09/22/2007 7:25:38 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: JACKRUSSELL

CHINA-CERTIFIED


That is reassuring...............


4 posted on 09/22/2007 7:29:15 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Duncan Hunter .....................a man of his word.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

> I guess they [PRC] broke their promise:

Doesn’t appear so. It looks like they neglected to
obtain an animal health certificate for the crabs.

The ROC guys aren’t saying the crabs are tainted,
just that they didn’t present proper papers.


5 posted on 09/22/2007 7:30:25 PM PDT by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
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To: Boundless

LOL Since when has not presenting proper papers or no papers prevented anyone or anything from entering the USA?


6 posted on 09/22/2007 7:39:00 PM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; EveningStar; martin_fierro

I dunno if I want more details about this!


7 posted on 09/22/2007 7:44:19 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
One of their relatives, a blond lobster!

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8 posted on 09/22/2007 7:46:25 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

How 'bout this hairy crab ? Can we destroy him too ?

9 posted on 09/22/2007 7:48:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: JACKRUSSELL

In any event, eating hairy crabs doesn’t sound too healthful or appetizing.


10 posted on 09/22/2007 7:50:01 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Have you developed your 2008 bug-out plan?)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Hairy crabs sounds like an STD you dont want....


11 posted on 09/22/2007 7:52:03 PM PDT by TriGirl (Lurking for 7 years!!!!!)
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To: TriGirl

Is there an STD somebody would want ?


12 posted on 09/22/2007 7:54:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: JACKRUSSELL

hairy crabs—yikes—like everyone wants crabs? I don’t think so.


13 posted on 09/22/2007 8:18:33 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Umm well no, guess I could have said that differently!
14 posted on 09/22/2007 8:19:49 PM PDT by TriGirl (Lurking for 7 years!!!!!)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Somehow this doesn’t sound like a dish anyone sober would order.


15 posted on 09/22/2007 8:25:12 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: TriGirl
Did I put you on the spot there, dear ?
16 posted on 09/22/2007 8:39:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: lilylangtree

"Put on that old blue ointment, the crabs' disappointment,
And we'll slay them b****rs where they lay . . . "

17 posted on 09/22/2007 8:49:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: WorkingClassFilth

>> In any event, eating hairy crabs doesn’t sound too healthful or appetizing.

I can’t vouch for healthful... but they are VERY appetizing! Even a delicacy, even. Those suckers are GOOD.

I’ll bet whoever confiscated them “destroys” them in a boiling pot of broth.


18 posted on 09/22/2007 8:51:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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19 posted on 09/23/2007 8:57:54 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Hairy Crabs? That is just so wrong!


20 posted on 09/23/2007 10:48:24 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JACKRUSSELL; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"Hairy Crabs"

If I ever become a porn star, that's my name!


21 posted on 09/23/2007 11:19:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: humblegunner

ping


22 posted on 09/23/2007 5:36:21 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum
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