FDA Seafood Entry Line Refusals Fall in September

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released to the public information regarding entry line refusals for the month of September. The agency reported refusing a total of 95 seafood entry lines last month. Of these, only 2 (2.1%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This was the lowest total amount of entry […]

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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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FDA Refusals of Shrimp with Banned Antibiotics Spike Again in July

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released to the public information regarding entry line refusals for the month of July. The agency reported refusing a total of 150 seafood entry lines last month. Of these, 54 (36%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The refusals last month mark the fourth time this […]

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Half Way through 2015, FDA’s Refusals of Shrimp for Banned Antibiotics Hits Record High

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported refusing 112 seafood entry lines in June 2015.  Of these, 29 (26%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   Through the first half of 2015, the FDA has now refused a total of 232 entry lines of shrimp products for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  There […]

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FDA Entry Lines Refusals for Shrimp Contaminated with Antibiotics Close to Record High

Information released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regrading import entry line refusals in May 2015 shows a significant reduction in the number of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics compared to the first four months of this year.  Of the 103 seafood entry lines refused last month, 12 (12%) were for shrimp contaminated […]

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FDA Continues to Refuse High Volumes of Imported Shrimp Entry Lines Due to Banned Antibiotics

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported import entry line refusals in April 2015.  The information released by FDA detailed refusals of 169 seafood entry lines last month, of which 51 (or 30%) were for shrimp contaminated with banned antibiotics.  These data continue to show an unprecedented initiative by the agency to address the continued use of […]

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Since February, FDA Has Added Thirteen More Shrimp Exporters, Including BAP-Certified Companies, to Antibiotic Import Alerts

Since the beginning of February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has added thirteen (13) additional shrimp companies to either Import Alerts 16-124 (“Detention Without Physical Examination of Aquaculture Seafood Products Due to Unapproved Drugs”) or 16-129 (“Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to Nitrofurans”).  The numerous additions to these two Import Alerts follows the heightened number […]

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FDA Is Cracking Down on Contaminated Shrimp Imports (Update)

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released data for February 2015 indicating that of the 114 entry lines of seafood refused last month, 24 were of imported shrimp for reasons related to veterinary drug residues.  Nineteen of the entry lines refused for banned antibiotics were of shrimp shipped from Malaysia, four for shrimp shipped from India, and one […]

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Know Your Supplier (Update): FDA Adds Five More Malaysian Companies to Import Alerts for Antibiotic Contamination of Shrimp

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) revised Import Alert 16-129 – regarding seafood products found to contain nitrofurans – to include three more listings for Malaysian companies shipping shrimp to the U.S. market. In total, since the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s January 30th letter to the FDA regarding shrimp shipped from Malaysia, the agency has revised Import Alerts 16-129 […]

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