Al Massae attempted to trace the origin of these products, especially shrimp, white shrimp, and molluscs Similar to squid, to “squid” or “Pota” sold as washers, questioning the danger to the health of Moroccan consumers.
In May, the National Office of Food Safety (ONSSA) refused landing in Morocco suspicious cargo of fish “Panga” imported from Vietnam. But the importer had the administrative court against ONSSA and has been successful.
This case reveals a great day activity amounting to several million dollars, which is mainly a shadowy trade. These imported frozen fish are sold in supermarkets. They are also used by restaurants for the preparation of pizza and fried fish.
According to the FAO, 80% of the world production of shrimp are from countries of East Asia, where they are bred in fish farms. These shellfish are fed by compounds essentially of fishmeal, and to prevent their oxidation, adding certain additives and chemicals hazardous to the health of consumers.
Area “61”, which is surrounded by several nuclear reactors, is one of the world’s most polluted fishing areas, where cancer pollutants, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins are proliferating.
Despite the potential danger these products for the health of Moroccan consumers, health authorities do not perform health inspections in the exporting Asian countries, unlike the countries of the European Union.
The import companies are entering their dangerous products in Morocco without any sample being taken and analyzed in accordance with the laws, concludes Al Massae.