The Southern Shrimp Alliance shapes the debate on food safety and related legislation through research, written analyses, briefings, and Congressional hearing testimony.  The SSA has demonstrated that the relatively lax U.S. imported food safety regime and the widespread use of banned substances to increase the production of foreign pond-raised shrimp combine to make the United States market a dumping ground for contaminated and likely contaminated shrimp imports.  As a result, the health of American consumers and the economic viability of the domestic shrimp industry are gravely threatened.