June 28, 2007

Now It's Fish

When is the American population going to take these threats from China seriously?

Now it's Fish from China ...

The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it will detain imports of Chinese farm-raised catfish, shrimp and other seafood to make sure the shipments are free from harmful residues.

"We're taking this strong step because of current and continuing
evidence that certain Chinese aquaculture products imported into the
United States contain illegal substances that are not permitted in
seafood sold in the United States," said Dr. David Acheson, FDA's
assistant commissioner for food protection.(emphasis mine)

They are finding "substances" in the fish that are not allowed, hmmm
sounds like the dog food problem all over again.

The FDA said that based on its sampling of imported Chinese seafood from October 2006 through May 2007, it "repeatedly" found shipments were contaminated with antimicrobial agents that are not approved for this use in the United States.


FDA officials said there was no immediate health threat because of the low level of the drugs, but they could cause harm if consumed over a long period.

"In order to get cancer in lab animals you have to feed fairly high
levels of the drug over a long term," said Dr. David Acheson, the
FDA's assistant commissioner for food protection. "We're talking not
days, weeks, not even months but years. At these levels you might not
reach that level, but we don't want to take a chance."

That is what they said about the dog food also.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 28, 2007 02:42 PM | TrackBack

When? Never, because the effects from the Chinese toxins are not immediately felt, but are cumulative.

If it's not right in someone's face, like the 5:00pm news telling them that they'll be dead by dawn... they are too busy to notice.

Posted by: pam at June 28, 2007 08:47 PM