Australia continues to impose conditions on imported prawns

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Accordingly, prior to exportation to Australia, all batches must be found (post-processing) to be free from white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and yellow head virus (YHV), based on recognised World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) testing measures for demonstrating the absence of disease.

After arriving in Australia, each consignment must undergo a seal intact inspection and testing for WSSV and YHV at an approved laboratory (Agrigen, Advanced Analytical Australia or the Elizabeth MacArthur Agricultural Institute).

In addition, authorised agencies in the export country must provide a revised model health certificate, including all required health attestations.

Marinated prawns exported to Australia must meet one of the following two conditions: the first is that the products have had at least the head and shell removed (last shell segment and tail fans permitted) and have been coated in a wet marinade (wet marinade flavour components represent no less than 12% of the total weight of the product); or coated in a dry marinade (

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Australia continues to impose conditions on imported prawns
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Accordingly, prior to exportation to Australia, all batches must be found (post-processing) to be free from white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and yellow head virus (YHV), based on recognised World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) testing measures for demonstrating the absence of disease.

After arriving in Australia, each consignment must undergo a seal intact inspection and testing for WSSV and YHV at an approved laboratory (Agrigen, Advanced Analytical Australia or the Elizabeth MacArthur Agricultural Institute).

In addition, authorised agencies in the export country must provide a revised model health certificate, including all required health attestations.

Marinated prawns exported to Australia must meet one of the following two conditions: the first is that the products have had at least the head and shell removed (last shell segment and tail fans permitted) and have been coated in a wet marinade (wet marinade flavour components represent no less than 12% of the total weight of the product); or coated in a dry marinade (

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WSSV: A neo-emergence [February 2011 - ?]ongoing2010-10-16
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