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Bans for poppy seed shells with crayfish

RESTAURANT owners who added poppy seed shells to crayfish dishes have been blacklisted for five years for violating food safety regulations, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.

Huang Meiling, owner of Duanshi Crayfish in Putuo District, was jailed for three and a half years and fined 50,000 yuan (US$8,064), while Zhu Chunliang, whose eatery was also in Putuo, was jailed for three years and fined 40,000 yuan.

Narceinem, a mild relaxant found in opium, was discovered in crayfish dishes.


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