We refer to the viral Facebook post circulating an AVA reply advising a consumer to discard the prawns that she bought after assessing that the white spots on the prawns are due to a viral disease.
We apologise for providing the wrong information prematurely, before investigations are complete. The initial assessment was based on photographic evidence provided by the consumer.
However, subsequent investigations based on samples collected have determined that the white spots are actually part of the reproductive organ, and are not due to a viral disease.
We would like to assure the public that there is no cause for alarm.