June 15, 2011


Vietnam's shrimp exports to Japan will undergo inspection



All Vietnamese shrimp exports to Japan will be inspected after Japan detected a Vietnamese shipment of frozen shrimp containing higher-than-allowed levels of enrofloxacin residue.


In March, Japan inspected only 30% of shrimp shipments from Vietnam for enrofloxacin residue.


Earlier this year, Japanese authorities also found high residue of trifluralin in Vietnam-produced shrimp products.


From 2009-2010, a number of batches of Vietnam's shrimp was detected by Japanese authorities to contain high levels of antibiotic and pesticides, and forbidden to enter the Japan's market due to harmful effects on human health.


Japan is one of Vietnam's biggest shrimp export markets, importing thousands of tonnes of Vietnamese shrimp worth millions each year.

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