Even With More Rejections in November, 2018 Likely to Have Lowest Number of Refusals of Shrimp Imports for Banned Antibiotics in Over a Decade

For the month of November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 4 out of the 61 (6.6%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. So far this year, there has been a total of 47 shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Absent a significant change in trends […]

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European Commission Audit Report Reveals Reasons for Flood of Indian Shrimp into the United States

On November 8th, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety made public the report of its audit and evaluation of the Indian government’s control of residues and contaminants in live animals and animal products including controls on veterinary medicinal products. The audit report shows the extensive, unique controls that the Indian government has installed to safeguard against exporting […]

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Influx of Indian Shrimp in the U.S. Market Causes Health Concerns

India is the leading source of shrimp found by FDA to be contaminated with either salmonella or banned antibiotics In August 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a final determination finding that the Indian government provided significant countervailable subsidies to Indian shrimp producers and exporters.[1] Unfortunately, the U.S. government has taken no action to countervail those subsidies since Commerce […]

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FDA Reports Refusals of Shrimp Imports Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics from a Wide Variety of Countries

For the month of October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 4 out of the 96 (4.2%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA additionally updated its reporting for the month of September to now include an additional refusal of a shrimp entry line for reasons related to […]

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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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Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Rejections Make Up Nearly One-Quarter of the FDA’s Seafood Entry Line Refusals in September

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding import refusals for September through September 22, 2017.  Over the first three weeks of September, the FDA reports that 17 of 76 (22.4%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  The FDA also issued public notice of additional seafood entry line refusals […]

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FDA Refused 22 Shrimp Entry Lines in April and May for Banned Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding entry line refusals for the period running from Tuesday, April 18th through Friday, May 26th.  For the full month of April and all but three days of May, 22 of the 227 (9.7%) total seafood entry line refusals reported have been of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. […]

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FDA’s Refusals of Indian Shrimp for Antibiotics Spike in April

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released information regarding entry line refusals for the entire month of April. In total, 19 of the 114 (16.7%) of the entry line refusals reported for this month have been of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA’s 19 entry line refusals for the month of April were the […]

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Minh Phu Again Leads the FDA’s April Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released information regarding entry line refusals for the month of April through last Monday, April 17th. In total, 7 of the 46 (15.2%) of the entry line refusals reported for this month have been of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The seven shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA […]

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Minh Phu Leads the FDA’s March Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics; Japanese and Canadian Government Reporting Also Indicate Issues

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) released information regarding entry line refusals for the month of March.  In total, 7 of the 209 (3.3%) of the entry line refusals reported for last month were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA reported refusing another 7 entry lines of shrimp exported from China […]

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