RODA, in collaboration with ONELABT, is pleased to announce the development of an solution for the rapid detection of Vibrio in shrimp. This advancement is a response to the concerns that have been raised about the presence of Vibrio in shrimp exports, a topic we previously discussed in our Vannamei Tips #86.
The Vibrio bacteria, confirmed in several European ports, has led to financial losses due to the destruction of cargo and rigorous inspection protocols. Each uncertainty causes buyers to be on alert and reduce purchases. Our new solution aims to mitigate these risks and ensure the safety and quality of shrimp exports.
In the initial phase of this project, we have successfully achieved high accuracy in identifying shrimp lots with negative Vibrio results. By the end of August, we anticipate that the second version of this protocol will be even more precise, further enhancing our detection capabilities.
ONELABT, our partner in this endeavor, is one of the most advanced laboratories in Ecuador. Currently, ONELABT has a limitation on the number of tests it can perform daily. However, within the next three weeks, we expect to increase our testing capacity to 20,000 tests per day, significantly improving our ability to monitor and manage the presence of Vibrio.
We understand the profound consequences that the presence of Vibrio can have for both importers and exporters. Our goal is not to instigate panic, but to keep all parties informed and vigilant. This new solution is a testament to our commitment to ensuring the safety, quality, and reliability of shrimp exports.
For more information about this solution, please contact us. We are here to help and provide advice to importers and exporters navigating this evolving situation.
In the spirit of transparency and collaboration, we encourage all stakeholders to share any relevant information or insights that could contribute to our collective understanding and management of this issue. Together, we can ensure the continued success and resilience of the shrimp export industry.