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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2017 Begins With A Large Number of Thai Shrimp Refusals for Banned Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has released information regarding entry line refusals for first month of 2017.  In total, 8 of the 145 (5.5%) entry line refusals in January were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The total number of entry line rejections in January was the highest in a month since August of last year.  […]

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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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Indian Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics Establish Record; First Thai Shrimp Refused for Antibiotics Since 2005

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of May.  In total, the agency reported refusing 179 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 9 (5.0%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In the first five months of this year, […]

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Know Your Supplier (Continued): “The Walmart Effect: Child and Worker Rights Violations at Narong Seafood, Thailand’s Model Shrimp Processing Factory”

Narong Seafood Company Limited is a large seafood exporter in Thailand.  Bills of lading information indicate that Narong supplies the U.S. market with substantial volumes of shrimp, often packaged in familiar retail brands, including Walmart.  For the moment, the company’s website (http://www.narongseafood.co.th/) opens on a page shouting “NARONG SEAFOOD AGAINST ANY FORM OF CHILD LABOUR, FORCED LABOUR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.”  […]

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