• Shrimp imports are refused and denied access to the Kingdom markets


            Asharqia Chamber presents its greetings and informs you of receiving the letter of the General Authority for Food and Drugs (5812) date 6/2 / 1439. Based on the warning issued by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) date 23/8/2017, (Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease) in the United States of America. In order to safeguard the health and safety of consumers and to preserve national capital. In order to prevent the import of shrimp from being refused and denied entry into the Kingdom's markets, the Committee would like to inform all importers of foodstuffs The suspension of shrimp imports Chilled and frozen from the state of Texas, USA, until the stability of the health situation in which, with the exception of:

    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 processed in a form 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 9.1.3 of the Aquatic Animal Health Manual in the recommendations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

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