Gelatin-injected shrimp found at Chinese market

Authorities seized three batches of the tainted products.

Chinese food safety authorities seized three batches of frozen shrimps injected with gelatin from a wet market in southern China, reports South China Morning Post.

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The shrimp bodies and head were glued together by edible gelatin -- often used to make jellies and other desserts -- reportedly to make the shrimp look healthier and cover rotten meat.

According to the vendor of the product, this isn't an uncommon practice in the market.


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