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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Chinese restaurant admits to serving its customers PET FOOD not safe for humans - saying the meals containing chicken feet are popular delicacies
- New Zealand restaurant admits to serving customers food meant for animals
- The Hong Kong Restaurant in New Zealand used chicken feet in specific dish
- The chicken feet were labelled as pet food and 'not for human consumption'
- Owner said it wasn't listed on the menu and was for Chinese customers
A restaurant owner has admitted to serving customers meals containing pet food.
The Hong Kong Restaurant in Invercargill, New Zealand, was found to be using chicken feet meant for pets and labelled not safe for human consumption in one of its Chinese dishes, the Otago Daily Times reported.
The owner of the restaurant Lisa Wang told the publication the dish was only sold to Chinese people who requested it but other than that it was for their own personal consumption.
'In Invercargill there aren't too many Chinese shops, and they really want to have this and tell us to get them if we can,' she said.
'It is one of our cultural foods, if it wasn't edible for human consumption we wouldn't be selling it.'
Senior environmental health officer Ann Thompson visited the restaurant on Thursday after being tipped off to the pet food by a concerned customer over social media.
'We reminded the operator that, as per their food control plan, the only food that should be stored and prepared on site is food which is for sale to customers,' she said.
She also informed the publication that the restaurant's last inspection garnered a rating of 'acceptable' in December 2018 and that nothing else of concern was found on Thursday.
The dish is known as tuo gu ji zhua which requires the bones from chicken feet to be removed to the skin and flesh can be eaten.
Mrs Wang also spoke with Stuff and said she would no longer be serving the dish in her restaurant and instead would enjoy it privately in her own home.
She reiterated to the publication the chicken feet dish was very popular in China and it was only served to Chinese people at her New Zealand restaurant.
Under City Council's Food Safety Plan the only food which can be stored and served at a restaurant premises had to be for customer consumption only.
Mrs Lang said the chicken feet were not offered to customers unless specifically asked for and was mostly used for her own personal consumption.
Chicken feet are used in a number of Chinese dishes including braised dim sum chicken feet, steamed chicken feet hot and spicy chicken feet and tuo gu ji zhua.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the restaurant for further comment.
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A multi-pronged government review of whether China successfully hacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server failed to turn up evidence of a successful breach.