Two More Indian Shrimp Exporters Added to Banned Antibiotic Import Alert Lists; FDA on Track to Refuse Most Shrimp Entry Lines for Veterinary Drug Residues Since 2016

This past holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 63 total seafood entry line refusals in June, of which nine (14.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition to these nine entry lines, another entry line of shrimp was refused for the presence of pesticides, while another five entry lines […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Requests that Additional Duties on Chinese Seafood Be Continued

By letter today filed with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Southern Shrimp Alliance requested that the additional 25 percent duties imposed on Chinese goods, including seafood, be continued. Originally imposed by President Trump in 2018 under “Section 301” trade authority, the additional tariffs on Chinese imported goods are legally required to undergo a review at […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Sends Letter to President in Support of Reps. Graves’ and Carl’s Request to USDA for Additional Section 32 Purchases of Shrimp

On June 17, 2022, Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA) and Jerry L. Carl (R-AL) sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture continue to purchase wild-caught shrimp pursuant to the agency’s “Section 32” procurement program in fiscal year 2022. Reps. Graves and Carl observed that the USDA purchased over 9 million pounds of […]

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CBP Announces Intent to Make CDSOA Distributions in FY2022

Last week, on May 31st, the Federal Register published U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) “Notice of Intent to Distribute Offset for Fiscal Year 2022.” Per the notice, for fiscal year 2022 distributions of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (“CDSOA”) funds, certifications must be received by the agency by August 1, 2022.  CBP also recently issued a preliminary report regarding CDSOA funds that […]

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Two Shrimp Exporters Added to FDA’s Import Alert Lists for Antibiotics Over Last Month; FDA Cracks Down on Salmonella in Shrimp in May

On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 74 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which five (6.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition to these five entry lines, another twenty-two entry lines of shrimp refused for containing salmonella or being found to be filthy (or both). Over […]

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FDA Adds Nekkanti Sea Foods to Import Alert on Nitrofurans; Refuses Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics from Five Different Countries in April

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which eight (7.5%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first four months of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 31 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics, […]

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FDA Refuses Indian Shrimp Containing Nitrofurans in March

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 57 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which three (5.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first quarter of 2022, the FDA has refused a total of 23 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The three shrimp […]

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Sunset Review of Shrimp Antidumping Duty Orders Will Be Initiated in May

In a Federal Register notice published today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that Five-Year Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are scheduled to be initiated next month, in May 2022. Commerce explains that once the Sunset Reviews are initiated, if the agency receives a Notice of […]

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In February, the FDA Began Rejecting Imported Shrimp for Gentian Violet and Chloramphenicol

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 49 total seafood entry line refusals in February, of which 16 (32.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first two months, the FDA has refused a total of 20 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics, down from 27 […]

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FDA Continues to Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in 2022

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 33 total seafood entry line refusals in January, of which 4 (12.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   The four shrimp entry lines refused in January were for shipments from Bangladesh and Vietnam: Gemini Sea Food, Ltd. (Bangladesh), a company that is currently […]

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