Spain claims Chinese squid imported illegally

Published on
March 9, 2017

A shipment of Chinese squid has been impounded by authorities in Spain after being imported illegally, according to the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

The document, which was reprinted by Chinese food safety authorities on its Shi Pin Kuoban website, in said the shipment was “refused entry.” The citation on the RASFF website was “illegal import and unauthorized operator (freezer vessel) for frozen jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) from China.”

China and Spain both compete for squid in Latin American waters. Calamares – battered, crumbed squid often served in a bread roll – is one of the most popular tapas in Spanish bars and fast-food outlets.

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