Diet :: Hairy crab tests satisfactory

In addition to the 24 hairy crabs tested earlier, the Centre for Food Safety has collected 43 more samples for chemical and microbiological analyses, and all showed satisfactory results.

The microbiological tests cover parasites, while the chemical tests include heavy metals and drug residues, including chloramphenicol and nitrofurans.

Despite these results, the centre reminded consumers to be careful when purchasing and eating hairy crabs.

The centre noted people, in particular the chronically-ill, should maintain a balanced diet and avoid eating too many hairy crabs, particularly the cholesterol-rich roe and sperm.

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