Imported Seafood Safety

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.


United States

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Import Alerts for Fishery/Seafood Products

Operational and Administrative System for Import Support (OASIS) lists of Import Refusals

State Regulatory Programs

Testing information compiled by the Southern Shrimp Alliance through public records requests



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Searchable Mandatory Inspection List



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)”)


European Union

European Commission

Searchable Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)

Food and Veterinary Office

Searchable Inspection Report Database



Imported Food Inspection Scheme

Monthly Failing Food Reports

Imported Food Inspection Data and Analytical Testing for Antibiotic Residues under the Food Inspection Scheme Summary Report