Hairy crabs, a popular delicacy famed for their roe, are in season from late-September to November. Photo: SCMP Hairy crabs, a popular delicacy famed for their roe, are in season from late-September to November. Photo: SCMP
Hairy crabs, a popular delicacy famed for their roe, are in season from late-September to November. Photo: SCMP

Pincer operation: hairy crab import plan scuttled after 730kg of Hong Kong delicacy seized

  • The crabs, usually imported from mainland China or Taiwan, were in 2017 found to have almost double the accepted level of carcinogenic chemicals
  • Anyone caught and charged with selling locally produced or imported food unfit for human consumption may face a maximum fine of HK$50,000 and six months’ jail

Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong
Hairy crabs, a popular delicacy famed for their roe, are in season from late-September to November. Photo: SCMP Hairy crabs, a popular delicacy famed for their roe, are in season from late-September to November. Photo: SCMP
Hairy crabs, a popular delicacy famed for their roe, are in season from late-September to November. Photo: SCMP
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