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Japan lifts inspection of Black Tiger shrimps from India

In a major relief to seafood exporters who were reeling under the hit to their business in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan has completely lifted inspection of Indian Black Tiger shrimps after the export consignments of this delectable prawn variety were found totally free from any residue of synthetic anti-bacterial drug furazolidone.

Japan lifts inspection of Black Tiger shrimps from India

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Dec 2020 4:21 AM GMT

KOCHI: In a major relief to seafood exporters who were reeling under the hit to their business in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan has completely lifted inspection of Indian Black Tiger shrimps after the export consignments of this delectable prawn variety were found totally free from any residue of synthetic anti-bacterial drug furazolidone.

The decision in this regard was conveyed by Food Inspection and Safety Division of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to the Indian Embassy in Japan, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and the Export Inspection Council of India.

The MHLW had earlier reduced import inspection sampling frequency for Black Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) to 30 per cent from the 100 per cent through a notification issued on March 25 this year. Since there were no detections of furazolidone in further export consignments of farmed Black Tiger shrimp from India, Japan decided to provide complete relaxation in inspection of import sampling frequency in tune with Section 3, Article 26 of its Food Sanitation Act. (IANS)

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