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Shrimp declared safe despite fresh Covid concerns

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
21 December 2020, at 10:35am

Farmed shrimp sold under the Charoen Pokphand Foods brand pose no risk of spreading Coronavirus to consumers, according to a statement issued in the wake of the new Covid-19 surge in Samut Sakhon, Thailand.

CP Foods sells vannamei shrimp under the Pacific Shrimp brand
CP Foods sells vannamei shrimp under the Pacific Shrimp brand

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The company has also committed to “implement the most-stringent biosecurity measures throughout its operation, to keep both its employees and consumers safe from the outbreak”.

Pairoj Apiruknusit, executive vice-president of CP Foods, has issued a statement reassuring consumers that the company has continuously maintained the strictest biosecurity measure at all of its operations since March this year. This includes personal hygiene of its staff at workplace and outside of their works. As a result, CP Foods’ operations have remained undisrupted since the start of the outbreak, helping the company to maintain continuous delivery.

“Since Samut Sakhon Province announced the lockdown, all of the company’s workers are asked to stay inside the facility to reduce the risk of infection. Our measures aim at making sure that the consumers will receive safe food from a traceable source,” said Pairoj.

Pairoj added that CP Foods also educates all of its shrimp farmers about Covid-19 prevention. Meanwhile, its shrimp are transported directly from the farm to consumers in an effort to minimise human contact.

“I would like consumers to be confident in shrimp consumption, both fresh and processed products. CP Foods’ shrimp are made from the high standard food production that can be trace back to the raw material sources. We guarantee fresh, hygienic and contaminated-free foods to all of our consumers,” he said.