A shopper in Shanghai was one of the unfortunate souls to recently report finding his freshly purchased shrimp stuffed with…blobs of gelatin.
According to local newspapers, the man brought home and peeled open his market-bought shrimp only to discover the translucent, jelly-like substance spilling out from its body.
Last month, we reported that a buyer made a similarly horrifying discovery after picking up some shrimp at a market in Wenzhou.
It’s believed that because shrimp tend to shrivel up after defrosting, some market owners pump them with gelatin to make them look more plump and fresh. Injecting them with the additives can increase their weight by 20 to 30 percent.
Gelatin can be safely consumed, but some have speculated that industrial glue may be added to the shrimp, which could be harmful.
Reporters suggest that buyers closely inspect fresh shrimp at markets to detect any unusual “bulging” action. You’ve been warned, Shanghai shoppers. Look at the disgusting pictures below and keep your eyes…wait…peeled.