RAW SHRIMP
All uncooked shrimp products processed at various styles, packing at various ways, using different freezing equipments... are all grouped into this category. One most important character of this group is that further processing is needed before you can use it. In other words this is not a food ready to use.


1. Raw Head On Tail On Shrimp (HOSO)

a. HOSO block:
The HOSO is the simplest processing form for shrimp. The shrimp is frozen nearly at it natural condition (although some further process may be applied, for example its antennae can be slightly cut). The contact freezer is used for this product.
The common block HOSO shrimp for Japan market is in the table below.

 

Name Size Packing
RHOS BT BLK (Raw headon shell on block) 20 PCS/1.3 KG 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 25 PCS/1.3 KG 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 30 PCS/1.3 KG 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 35 PCS/1.3 KG 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 40 PC/1.3 KGS 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 45 PC/1.3 KGS 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 50 PC/1.3 KGS 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 60 PC/1.3 KGS 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 70 PC/1.3 KGS 1.3 kg/block x 6
RHOS BT BLK 80 PC/1.3 KGS
1.3 kg/block x 6

 

b. Semi IQF vacuum packed:
The different is in the freezing and packing style:
 
Name Size Packing
RHOS BT VACUUM PACKED 50 PC/1.3 KGS 10 Pieces per tray/ bag x 10 x2

 

 

 

2. Headless Shell on shrimp:
2.1 Headless shell-on block
- For Japan market: (usually it is referred as traditional product): Shrimp by size is frozen in 1.8kg block and six blocks are packed into a master carton. Though this is the most common packing for this products, varying from this is not impossible. For example we can pack HLSO in 0.9 kg block x 2 x 6.
Freshness, shell condition (soft shell is not accepted), shell color, uniform ratio,..  are important criteria. Shrimp is not treated with STPP.

 

Product Size Packing 1 Packing 2
RHLS BT BLK 4/6 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 6/8 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 8/12 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 13/15 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 16/20 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 21/25 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 26/30 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 31/40 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 41/50 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
RHLS BT BLK 51/60
1.8 Kg/ block x 6
0.9 kg/bag x 2/box 6
 
- HLSO Black Tiger for USA
In general there is not difference except the block weight and sometimes shrimp is treated with STPP.
Product Size Packing
RHLS BT BLK 4/6 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 6/8 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 8/12 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 13/15 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 16/20 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 21/25 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 26/30 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 31/40 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 41/50 4 lbs/ block x 6
RHLS BT BLK 51/60
4 lbs/ block x 6

2.2 HLSO Shutterpack Semi IQF
The item has been supplied to Japan buyers. Shrimp is semi -IQF frozen in box of 0.5 kg x 10 per carton. Two such cartons re binded to form one bundle.
Product Size Packing
RHLS BT SMI 13/15 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE
RHLS BT SMI 16/20 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE
RHLS BT SMI 21/25 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE
RHLS BT SMI 26/30 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE

2.2 HLSO Easy Peel Semi IQF
Very similar to HLSO semi IQF. The only different it in the easy peel form of HLSO is used.
This item is preferred recently and requested by many buyers.
Product Size Packing
RHLZ BT SMI 13/15 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE
RHLZ BT SMI 16/20 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE
RHLZ BT SMI 21/25 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE
RHLZ BT SMI 26/30 0.5 KG /BOX X 10 / CARTON X 2 =BUNDLE

3. Easy peel HLSO for USA market
The product is usually IQF frozen and packed in 4lb bag x 6.
Product Size Packing
RHLZ BT IQF 4/6 4 lbs/ bag x 6
RHLZ BT IQF 6/8 4 lbs/ bag x 6
RHLZ BT IQF 8/12 4 lbs/ bag x 6
RHLZ BT IQF 13/15 4 lbs/ bag x 6
RHLZ BT IQF 16/20 4 lbs/ bag x 6
RHLZ BT IQF 21/25 4 lbs/ bag x 6
RHLZ BT IQF 26/30 4 lbs/ bag x 6
RHLZ BT IQF 31/40 4 lbs/ bag x 6

4. Raw PUD/ PD White, Pink, Cat Tiger block:
These items are usually referred as traditional products. The most common packing style for this item is 2 kg block x 6 for a carton (PUD). For PD the block is preferred at 1.8 kg block x 6. Due to the scarce of the species (which is quite natural caught), the quantity is smaller and smaller by year.
Product Size Packing 1 Packing 2
RPND BT BLK* 31/40 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 2 Kg/ block x 6
RPND BT BLK* 41/50 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 2 Kg/ block x 6
RPND BT BLK* 51/60 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 2 Kg/ block x 6
RPND BT BLK* 61/70 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 2 Kg/ block x 6
RPND BT BLK* 71/90 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 2 Kg/ block x 6
RPND BT BLK* 71/120 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 2 Kg/ block x 6
RPND BT BLK* 100/200 1.8 Kg/ block x 6 2 Kg/ block x 6
* This product is usually supplied to Japan buyers. This product is similar to RPUD, so we combine it into one table.
 
5. Chemical treated PD
This group of products is supplied to Japan in the block form or semi-IQF. Shrimp is laid into bag at required weight, two bog are put in the tray then it is frozen.
Product Size Packng
RPND BT BLK* 31/40 0.9 Kg/bag x 2 x 6
RPND BT BLK* 41/50 0.9 Kg/bag x 2 x 6
RPND BT BLK* 51/60 0.9 Kg/bag x 2 x 6
RPND BT BLK* 61/70 0.9 Kg/bag x 2 x 6
RPND BT BLK* 71/90 0.9 Kg/bag x 2 x 6

6. Nobashi shrimp
In Japanese Nobashi means stretching. The name mean that the shrimp body is manually stretched to desired length. Workers also make some cuts in the shrimp belly, the tail part (telson and / or fan) may be trimmed or cut to make a "V" shape,.. to make this ready for Japanese breaded shrimp.
The materials for Nobashi is normal shrimp in PTO form and further process to have meet the specifications as mentioned above. Then it is soaked, put on trays and vacuum sealed before they are packed into master carton..
Size grading for nobashi shrimp is different from buyer to buyer. Some use a system of alphabet combined with number, for example 5L, 4L, 3L etc... Some buyer preferred to use the normal size indication based on pieces per lb. Some variation in length, weight per piece, solution for soaking etc.. all make this category different from all other products.
Product Size Piece length Piece weight Tray weight/ pieces
RNOB BT SMI 5L 16-17 cm 27.5 gr 350gr/ 12 piece
RNOB BT SMI 4L 15-16 cm 23.5 gr 380gr/ 15 piece
RNOB BT SMI 3L 14-15 cm 17.5 gr 380gr/ 20 pieces
RNOB BT SMI 2L 13-14 cm 14 gr 380gr/ 25 pieces
RNOB BT SMI L 12-13 cm 11.5 gr
380gr/30 pieces

7. Raw PND IQF
This item is supplied mainly to US market. In the table below you can see the common packing style for this item.:
Product Size Packing 1 Packing 2 Packing 3
RPND BT IQF 4/6 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 6/8 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 8/12 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 13/15 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 16/20 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 21/25 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 26/30 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 31/40 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 41/50 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5
RPND BT IQF 51/60 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5

8. Raw PTO IQF

This is a popular item to supply to the US market.

Some small variations in the processing of this products can be observed. These may be the hanging meat treating, the cut in the back to remove the vein, soaking solution, soaking time, weight per bag etc...

Below is the common packing for the item.

Product Size Packing 1 Packing 2 Packing 3 Packing 4 Packing 5
RPTO BT IQF 4/6 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 6/8 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 8/12 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 13/15 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 16/20 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 21/25 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 26/30 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 31/40 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 41/50 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2
RPTO BT IQF 51/60 4 lbs x 6 2.5 lbs x 4 2lbs x 5 2lbs x 10 16 lbs x 2


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