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January 22, 2014


A Change in the Ethoxyquin Standard


In a move that could benefit Indian shrimp exporters, Japan has increased the maximum residue limit for ethoxyquin, an anti-oxidant used as preservative in shrimp feed, allowed in imported shrimp from 0.01 parts per million (ppm) to 0.2 ppm.  The relaxed residue limit should help revive Indian shrimp exports to Japan, one of the largest markets for Indian seafood.


From April to November 2013, India’s exports of frozen shrimp to all countries, which account for close to two-thirds of the country’s total seafood exports in value, stood at $2.11 billion against $1.24 billion during the same period in 2012.


Source: The Hindu Business Line.  Japan Lowers Residue Norm for Shrimp Feed Preservative.  January 21, 2014.


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