By using Prawnfresh Plus as an effective and safe treatment to prevent the onset of melanosis (blackspot) in harvested prawns.
Sodium metabisulphite has traditionally been used in worldwide as a treatment for melanosis, but there are concerns over its use, given that it can corrode expensive processing equipment and can be unpleasant for fishermen and processors to work with. There is well-documented evidence that sulphite based treatments are hazardous to the health of processing workers because the sulphur dioxide fumes released during treatment can harm operatorsâ€™ airways and lungs.
The melanotic blackening of harvested prawns is a harmless and natural condition, but it does affect the appearance of the shellfish, which in turn can make marketing difficult and increases the reject rate.(see video)