Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of September. In total, the agency reported refusing 116 seafood entry lines last month. Of these, only 2 (1.7%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics.
This was the lowest number of refusals of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics since January. For the year, there have been 112 total entry lines of shrimp for banned antibiotics.
The shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA in September were from India and China and were reported by two different FDA districts:
- Jagadeesh Marine Exports (India), a company not currently listed on Import Alert 16-129 or Import Alert 16-124, had one entry line refused for shrimp contaminated with veterinary drug residues in the Southwest District; and
- Yantai Fujiyasu Food Company Lim (China), a company that has not been exempted from Import Alert 16-131, had one entry line refused for shrimp contaminated with veterinary drug residues in the New York District.
The number of shrimp entry lines from India refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics in 2016 now sits at 80: