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Fisheries department strengthens hygiene measures at Thailand’s seafood factories

Maya Taylor



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Thailand’s Fisheries Department has tightened hygiene measures in the country’s seafood factories in a bid to allay the fears of consumers and exporters. The current Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand started at a fish market in the central province of Samut Sakhon last month. Vicharn Ingsrisawang from the Fisheries Department says that since then, some consumers and exporters have voiced concerns over the safety of Thai fish and seafood products.

Nation Thailand reports that the department has ordered factories to increase the number of times surfaces are disinfected and to disinfect containers prior to loading products. Seafood processing plants have been instructed to adhere rigidly to standards laid out in Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point protocols. Factory workers must undergo regular health screening and be made aware of disease prevention measures.

Meanwhile, Vicharn says Thai fish and seafood can be eaten without any risk of Covid-19 transmission, insisting there is no evidence the virus can be passed from marine creatures. He says worried consumers should only purchase products prepared to certified standards, and should clean fish and seafood prior to consumption and use utensils for eating.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    brian mc

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    i dont sea how they can be shore the plaice is not reef with this cod dam beach of a virus. ill stop whaling and carping on and get back on my perch before i give myself a haddock. im already beginning to flounder after trawling through the news. well, i hope its o-fish-al and not just so-fish-ticated spin, else theyll be skating on fin ice. cod save their sole, theyll make them walk the plankton if they mess this up. at times like this, who needs anemonies? im getting trout of here before it krills me! let minnow how they get on, i look forward to herring the news at the eeliest opp-port-tuna-tee. well, im not koi, salmon had to say it, i can sand it anymore.

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    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    I find it disgraceful as a resident of Thailand and America that THai caught shrimp is unaffordable at Tesco but very inexpensive in America

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