Information on the safety of imported seafood products, including shrimp, is readily available online.
The links below allow you to review information published by food safety regulatory agencies in the United States, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the European Union and Australia regarding seafood and other imports.
The Southern Shrimp Alliance encourages visitors to make use of these resources.
These web pages are particularly important tools for (1) businesses who are concerned about the imported seafood they stock and sell; and, (2) consumers who want to find objective information about current food safety issues with seafood imports.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
State Regulatory Programs
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Imported Foods Inspection Services
List of Import Refusals (found at “(8) Recent Cases of Violation of the Food Sanitation Law that were Found on Occasion of Import Notification (Flash)”)
Food and Veterinary Office
Imported Food Inspection Scheme