Know Your Supplier: Is Your Peeled and Deveined Shrimp from Malaysia?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently released information regarding refusals of imported seafood in July 2014.  In total, 125 entry lines of seafood products were refused last month.  For the second month in a row, a significant portion of the total entry lines refused was for shipments of shrimp contaminated with banned veterinary drugs.  In June, 25 of […]

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Plea Agreement in Honey Duty Evasion Scheme Underscores Threat Posed by Commercial Fraud to Integrity of Imported Food Supply

Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Illinois filed a plea agreement in federal court with Mr. Jun Yang, who operated and controlled National Commodities Company, “a Houston, Texas-based commodities trading company that brokered the sale of a variety of aquacultural and agricultural products to United States customers . . . .”  Mr. Yang was one of several defendants […]

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