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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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 Comes to a Close This Weekend

The Southern Shrimp Alliance reached more than a million unique individuals with messages about the use of antibiotics in aquaculture as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 12-18), a global campaign that coincides with U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance. SSA observed the week […]

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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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Southern Shrimp Alliance Participating in World, U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development. According to the World Health Organization, immediate changes are needed to prevent a post-antibiotic era when simple—and previously treatable—bacterial infections can kill and when routine medical procedures, such as joint replacements and chemotherapy that rely on antibiotic preventative treatment, will no longer be possible. November […]

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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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FDA Rejections of Antibiotic Contaminated Indian Shrimp Continue in September

For the month of September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 4 out of the 66 (6.1%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA additionally updated its reporting for the month of August to now include an additional refusal of a shrimp entry line for reasons related to […]

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FDA Rejects More Indian Shrimp for Antibiotic Contamination and Salmonella in August

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that, in August, 6 out of the 107 (5.6%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This was the second highest number of entry lines refused for antibiotic contamination this year.  Through August, there have been a total of 33 shrimp entry lines refused for […]

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Commerce Department Orders Antidumping Duty Cash Deposit Rates to Be Reset on Indian Shrimp

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has issued the Final Results of the twelfth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India. In that administrative proceeding, Commerce looked at imports of Indian shrimp that entered the United States between February 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.            Commerce individually reviewed the sales of two Indian shrimp […]

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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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