27-2016 - Approval of a new laboratory to test viruses in imported raw frozen prawns
6 May 2016
Who does this notice affect?
This notice is to inform the prawn import industry that the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) approved a laboratory (Agrigen Pty Ltd) to test viruses in imported raw frozen prawns.
What has changed?
The department assessed and approved Agrigen Pty Ltd as a laboratory for conducting on-arrival batch testing for viruses of concern in imported raw frozen prawns (with the head and shell removed, but not highly processed). Agrigen Pty Ltd is available for prawn importers on 5 May 2016 as a laboratory to provide testing services to meet Australia’s import biosecurity conditions.
The contact details of Agrigen Pty Ltd are as follows:
Quarantine Approved Premises Number: N2813
Address: Unit 1 of 6, Chaplin Drive, Lane Cove West, NSW 2066.
Telephone: +61 2 8856 0988
Facsimile: +61 2 8856 0988
Import biosecurity conditions for prawns can be accessed via BICON (Australia’s biosecurity import conditions database).
For further information on laboratories for testing imported prawns, please contact:
Telephone: 1800 900 090