Hairy crabs are seen at Old San Yang in Causeway Bay. The Centre for Food Safety discovered that hairy crab samples from two farms in Jiangsu province contained excessive levels of dioxin and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls. Photo: Dickson Lee

All food must be subject to vigorous safety control

In wake of dioxin-laced hairy crabs, a unified food-safety protocol between Hong Kong and mainland authorities is needed

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Hairy crabs are seen at Old San Yang in Causeway Bay. The Centre for Food Safety discovered that hairy crab samples from two farms in Jiangsu province contained excessive levels of dioxin and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls. Photo: Dickson Lee
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