The risks of importing raw prawns will be subject to review in response to warnings Australia is being left wide open to aquatic disease outbreaks.
- An independent advisory group has been appointed to review the federal agriculture department’s work on risk analysis for raw prawns
- Industry leaders and experts say that all imported prawns should be cooked as a precaution against white spot disease
- The Commonwealth and three importers are being sued by one prawn company that has been badly affected by white spot virus entering Australia
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud announced an independent advisory group will review his own department’s work on the revised import risk analysis for raw prawns.
Mr Littleproud said he…