• Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis in the Republic of Ecuador


    Peace and blessings

              Asharqia Chamber presents its best regards and informs you of  the receipt of the letter of the Council of Saudi Chamber No. (30629) date (2/9/1438), In the (WAHIS Interface) of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), which reports the Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic Necrosis in the Republic of Ecuador, the health status of shrimp for diseases (Infection with yellow head virus genotype 1), Infectious myonecrosis, Taura syndrome and White tail disease, and for the public interest and for the health and safety of the consumer to prevent the importing of shrimp from being refused and not allowed into the Kingdom markets, the Committee would like to inform all importers of food of the suspension of the importing of frozen Shrimp from Ecuador until the stability of the health situation, and excludes:

    Frozen and decaffeinated products (except for the tail of the shrimp including the tail). All consignments shall be examined in a virtual and laboratory manner.
    Products prepared for direct human consumption (for example, for barbecuing, frying or any other method of cooking).
    Thermally treated products to ensure the elimination of viruses in the methods described in article 9.3.3 of the Aquatic Animal Health Manual in the recommendations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

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