China on Alert as White Spot found in Airport Shrimp Seizure

China on Alert as White Spot found in Airport Shrimp Seizure

Quarantine authorities in China are on alert after white spot disease was confirmed in a batch of shrimp seized from luggage taken from a returning tourist at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

Inspections of tourist luggage and of packages will be stepped up after laboratory tests on the seized shrimp – which originated in the Philippines – showed the disease, according to a statement from China’s national quarantine body.

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First Case of EMS Confirmed in the United States

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the first documented case of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), or EMS, in the United States, the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) reported.

The SSA stated that the USDA’s notice reported an outbreak of AHPND amongst pacific white shrimp (vannamei) at a “semi-closed” shrimp farm in Cameron County, Texas in June 2017, confirmed through laboratory tests in July.

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Upcoming Event: Analitica Latin America 2017, 26-28 Sep 2017 at São Paulo Expo Center

Upcoming Event: Analitica Latin America 2017, 26-28 Sep 2017 at São Paulo Expo Center

13 Sep 2017

Welcome to visit our booth (I135) at Analitica Latin America 2017. Speedy Assay will be exhibiting latest products and services! Stay tune for more updates!

To arrange pre-schedule meeting appointment, please email to info@speedyassay.com. We look forward to seeing you in Brazil!

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