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Gourmet fish fails safety checks: Taipei officials

TAIPEI -- Taipei City government health officials said Monday that one of 10 seafood products recently selected at random for checking contained banned drugs.

Officials from the city's Department of Health said that samples of John Dory, an expensive fish that is considered a gourmet item, were found to contain 0.002 parts per million (ppm) of ciprofloxacin and 0.01 ppm of enrofloxacin, both of which are animal drugs that are banned in Taiwan for use in fish.

The fish has been ordered to be removed from store shelves.

To protect the safety of consumers, the department checked the seafood products at restaurants and various other outlets in May.

The officials said that the providers of the product in question will be fined between NT$60,000 (US$2,003) and NT$6 million for violation of the Act Governing Food Sanitation.

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