A series of disturbing photos have exposed the antics of shrimp sellers in Wuhan who were seen scavenging shrimp from the sewers to sell to the unsuspecting public.
According to NetEase, a number of shrimp handled at the markets of Baishazhou in Wuhan find their way into the sewers during the packaging process.
In order to make a quick buck, the vendors pictured in these photographs allegedly dredge up the discarded shrimp, taking them to a nearby public toilet where they mix them with other fish and process them into shrimp balls so as to hide their unhygienic origins.
As if being dragged out of the sewer wasn’t bad enough, the shrimp are prepared on the dirty floor of a grimy toilet, adding to the disgusting nature of the deception.
Shrimp routinely end up at the center of food safety scandals in China, with stories about shrimp pumped full of gelatin or contaminated by industrial chemicals making headlines over in the past few years.
By Victor Fung
[Images via Weibo]