Why Remove the Intestinal Vein in Shrimp Before Export?

Wormhole Seafood Shrimp Processing

The intestinal vein (also known as the digestive tract or “sand vein”) in shrimp is typically removed before export for several reasons:

✅Hygiene and Food Safety

– The vein contains waste material that can affect the cleanliness and safety of the shrimp, potentially harbouring harmful bacteria.

✅Aesthetic and Quality Standards

– Removing the vein improves the visual appeal of the shrimp, making it more attractive to consumers and meeting international quality standards.

✅Taste and Texture

– The vein can contain grit and unpleasant flavours that may negatively impact the shrimp’s taste and texture.

Removing the intestinal vein ensures the shrimp is hygienic, visually appealing, and of high quality, making it suitable for international markets.