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Broad Refusals of Imported Shrimp with Salmonella Continue in October, with FDA Also Refusing Shrimp with Antibiotics from India and Venezuela

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 2 out of the 131 (1.5%) total seafood entry line refusals in October were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA has now refused a total of 60 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to veterinary drug residues in 2019. The two shrimp entry lines refused in […]


September Shrimp Landings Thirty Percent Below Historical Averages

This morning, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for September 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (9.0 million pounds) were the third lowest reported for any September since 2002; 29.9 percent below the prior seventeen-year […]


CBP FORMALLY REVOKES ERRONEOUS COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN RULING ON COOKED SHRIMP AND ISSUES REMINDER REGARDING MARKING REQUIREMENTS

 In July, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formally modified and corrected a January 2017 ruling letter (NY N281670) erroneously holding that Indian shrimp exported to Guatemala for cooking and peeling had been substantially transformed through its processing in Guatemala such that the appropriate country-of-origin of the cooked shrimp for marking purposes in the United States was Guatemala. In written […]


FDA Ramps Up Refusals of Shrimp with Salmonella in September, Refusals for Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Already Exceeds Annual Totals of Last Two Years

For September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that 6 out of the 75 (8.0%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With three months left to go in 2019, the FDA has now refused a total of 58 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to veterinary drug residues, exceeding […]


Southern Shrimp Alliance Lauds U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Issuance of Five New Withhold Release Orders

On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WRO) on a variety of goods imported into the United States that are produced through forced or prison labor. The WRO was issued pursuant to CBP’s authority under 19 U.S.C. 1307, banning the importation of goods produced through forced or child labor. CBP issued WROs covering: (1)  garments […]


In August, a Drop in Texas Shrimp Landings Means Another Low Harvest

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for August 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (13.3 million pounds) were the third lowest reported for any August since 2002. Commercial shrimp landings last month were 24.7 percent […]


SOUTHERN SHRIMP ALLIANCE SUBMITS COMMENTS IN SUPPORT OF INCREASE IN TARIFFS ON CHINESE SHRIMP IMPORTS

On Friday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance filed comments with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) expressing support for President Trump’s proposal to increase tariffs on certain Chinese imports, including Chinese shrimp imports, from 25 to 30 percent. The Administration has proposed a modification of Section 301 (19 U.S.C. § 2411) tariffs in response to actions taken by the Chinese government to […]


Poor Shrimp Landings Reported for July

Yesterday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for July 2019. NOAA reported that shrimp landings in the Gulf last month (7.0 million pounds) were significantly below those in July 2018 and July 2017 (7.9 and 8.0 million pounds, respectively). Commercial shrimp […]