Indian Shrimp Exporter Added to FDA Import Alert on Chloramphenicol

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added Kader Exports Private Limited, of Andhra Pradesh, India, to Import Alert 16-127, “Detention without Physical Examination of Crustaceans Due to Chloramphenicol.” Kader Exports is the first Indian shrimp exporter to be included on this Import Alert. The FDA’s Import Alert on chloramphenicol explains that “[c]hloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is […]

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FDA’s Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Highest in a Year

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding import refusals in May indicating that 8 out of the 111 (7.2%) total seafood entry line refusals last month were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This is the highest total of refusals of entry lines for these reasons since April 2017. For the year, the […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Requests that Additional Tariffs Be Placed on All Imports of Seafood Produced through Chinese Aquaculture

Summary Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) supporting the request made by Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana that shrimp and crawfish imports from China be included in the proposed remedial action to be taken under 19 U.S.C. 2411 (Section 301) that would impose an additional 25 percent tariff […]

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FDA Import Refusals in April Demonstrate Concerns Regarding Antibiotics in Chinese Seafood and Salmonella in Indian Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reporting for import refusals in April indicates that 3 out of the 116 (2.6%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   With the adjustments made by the FDA to its January reporting, this brings the total entry line refusals of shrimp for reasons related to […]

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FDA Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Chinese Shrimp and Indian Shrimp With Salmonella Continues in March

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reporting for import refusals in March indicates that 5 out of the 135 (3.7%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With the adjustments made by the FDA to its January reporting, this brings the total entry line refusals of shrimp for reasons related to banned […]

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FDA Refuses Contaminated Chinese Shrimp and Continues to Reject Indian Shrimp for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now made public information regarding import refusals for February 2018. Last month, the FDA reported that 3 out of the 156 (1.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. At the same time, the FDA revised its reporting of refusals for January to now omit reference […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Databases Documenting Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Import Rejections in the European Union, Japan, and the United States

The Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled databases for all shrimp products refused entry by enforcement agencies in the United States, European Union, and Japan due to the presence of banned antibiotics and other antimicrobials. The databases are of information obtained directly from the enforcement agencies’ public disclosures. Users can sort and search the databases, which are compiled in Excel format. The data […]

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2018 Begins With Bangladeshi Shrimp Refused Entry for Banned Antibiotics and Indian Shrimp Refused Entry for Salmonella

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made public information regarding import refusals for the first month of 2018. In January, the FDA reported that 5 out of the 116 (4.3%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Last month was the highest number of entry line refusals of shrimp for banned antibiotics […]

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FDA Refuses First Shipment of Shrimp from Myanmar for Banned Antibiotics; Refusals for Year Lowest Since 2012

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding import refusals for December. Last month, the FDA reports that only 1 out of the 105 (0.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The one shrimp entry line refused by the FDA for banned antibiotics in December was from Myanmar: Myeik […]

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United Nations Environment Programme Report Highlights Threat Posed by Abuse of Antibiotics in Aquaculture

Earlier this month, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) issued a report, Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern, finding “antimicrobial resistance from environmental pollution among biggest emerging health threats.” The UNEP’s report, launched during the third UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, explained: According to the World Health Organization, we may be entering a post-antibiotic era when simple, and previously treatable, […]

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