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Singapore supermarket to stop selling shark fin

January 06, 2012
"This will be the last Chinese New Year in which customers can buy shark fin products at all our stores,"
- FairPrice chief executive Seah Kian Peng

SINGAPORE — Singapore's largest supermarket chain will stop selling shark fin products from April after an inflammatory comment by one of its suppliers triggered calls for a boycott from activists and the public.

"It is encouraging to see FairPrice respond promptly to the public reaction. They can progress further by selling only sustainable food," she said.
Online commentators were also quick to praise the decision.
"Thank you for putting sharks and the health of your customers before profit!," wrote "Shannon Veganista" on FairPrice's Facebook page.

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