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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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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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 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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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): The Broken Record, Banned Antibiotics, and Vietnamese Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently released information regarding refusals of imported seafood in June 2014.  In total, 126 entry lines of seafood products were refused last month.  Of these, a remarkable 25 were shipments of shrimp refused for contamination with banned veterinary drugs. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s informal tracking of data released by the FDA indicates that […]

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