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“Masterchef Thailand says no law had been broken by using the ray.”

After the weekend controversy over the cooking of a stingray on the Thai MasterChef program, the program has issued a statement….

The statement issued yesterday says… “the stingray used in the cooking segment on MasterChef was Aetobatus Narinari (Eagle Ray) which are commonly found and eaten as local cuisine.

The ray is commonly sold in markets and available shopping online. The ray is an ingredient in Thai cuisine which is a famous OTOP (One Tambon One Product) of Petch Buri.

In fact, the ray has been presented in televised cooking shows on many channels,” the statement said.

“Masterchef Thailand is not the first show to introduce this ingredient.”

Masterchef Thailand says no law had been broken by using the ray, and insisted that protected animals would not be used in the show.

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