Chinese rush for Arctic shrimp escalates

Published on
March 21, 2017

Chinese consumers can’t get their hands on enough supplies of Arctic shrimp, according to import authorities in Xiamen, China.

Xiamen recemtly welcomed the first direct shipments of Arctic shrimp into the city, a major consumption hub on China’s southeast coast.

A note from the local Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) bureau welcomed suppliers to ship more of the shrimp to Xiamen as “they are all wild and pure” and come from “150 meters deep in the sea and take two years to mature…the meat is excellent and sweet.”

AQSIQ said that the shipments into Xiamen had been checked and cleared of containing antibiotics, microorganisms or excessive traces of metals. Producing countries in the AQSIQ statement are listed as Canada, Denmark and Greenland and Norway.

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