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tainted fishReports on ABC News, Fox News and USAToday have released stories that fish and seafood from China, South Korea and Vietnam may be contaminated.  Shrimp, mussels, clams and tilapia may be grown on pig feces, exposed to human fecal waste or packed in ice made from contaminated water and shipped to the U.S.  Because of limited resources, the FDA is only able to inspect fewer than 3 percent of foreign shipments, but has rejected 1,380 shipments from Vietnam since 2007 for filth and salmonella (Fornham, A., 2012).

To read more on this topic, click on the following links:

Farnham, A., (2012). ABC News. “Tainted Fish May Swim Onto US Plates”, retrieved October 24, 2012, from http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=17491264&sid=74

“Possibly tainted fish from China detained by FDA for inspection”. (2007). Fox News. Retrieved October 24, 2012, from http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,287210,00.html

Schmit, J., MacLeod, C., Weise, E. and Hensen, B. (2012). USAToday. “Chinese fish crisis shows seafood safety challenges”. Retrieved October 24, 2012, from http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2007-06-28-fish-cover-usat_N.htm