At the beginning of the new year, the frozen surimi products of a aquatic products processing enterprise in Shantou smoothly went through the customs formalities and successfully entered the EU market. This is the first time that Shantou's surimi products were exported to Belgium.
In recent years, surimi products gradually become a special variety of the export of aquatic products in Shantou. The products use the offshore nemipterus virgatus and other ocean wild fish as the raw materials, which are first processed into frozen surimi (fish paste) and are then processed into frozen surimi products according to customers' quality requirements on taste and shape, etc. In 2016, Shantou exported 252 batches of frozen surimi products, with a weight of 1,605 tons and a value of US$ 6.52 million. The products for export included frozen imitated crab sticks, frozen seafood fish balls and frozen imitated crab sticks, which were respectively exported to the United States, Belgium, Mexico, Chile and Hong Kong.
Source:Shantou Daily, Jan 18, 2017