FDA Only Reports One Shrimp Refusal for Antibiotics in April

In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that just 1 out of the 88 (1.1%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The table below summarizes shrimp entry line refusals for reasons related to veterinary drug residues from 2002 through April 2019.   The sole shrimp entry line refused in […]

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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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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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Indian Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics This Year Match Record Year for China Shrimp Refusals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently released information regarding entry line refusals for the month of November.  The cumulative data released by the FDA for 2016 indicates that refusals of entry lines of Indian shrimp for antibiotics is equal to the highest number of entry lines of Chinese shrimp for antibiotics ever reported in a year. Farmed shrimp […]

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Limited FDA Refusals for Banned Antibiotics in Shrimp in September

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of September.  In total, the agency reported refusing 116 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, only 2 (1.7%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This was the lowest number of refusals of […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Statement on Antibiotics in Imported Shrimp

The Southern Shrimp Alliance opposes the use of banned antibiotics in shrimp aquaculture.  Beyond undermining consumer confidence in the wholesomeness of shrimp in the U.S. market, the use of banned antibiotics unethically reduces production costs for farmed shrimp by shifting risks from the producer to the consumer. The Southern Shrimp Alliance has made the continued presence of banned antibiotics in […]

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FDA Issues Import Alert on Peninsular Malaysian Shrimp

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Import Alert 16-136, “Detention without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Shrimp and Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia Due to Presence of Drug Residues from Unapproved Animal Drugs or the Presence of Unsafe Food Additives.” Import Alert 16-136 follows a massive increase in the number of shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA for […]

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August Sets New Record for FDA Refusals of Shrimp Entry Lines Based on Antibiotic Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released to the public information regarding entry line refusals for the month of August.  The agency reported refusing a total of 207 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 72 (35%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The refusals of 72 separate entry lines of shrimp […]

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