Southern Shrimp Alliance Asks USTR to Maintain Duties on Chinese Seafood

On Tuesday, the Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), requesting the continuation of an additional 25 percent duties on Chinese seafood. Originally imposed by President Trump in 2018 under “Section 301” trade authority, the additional tariffs on Chinese imports are being reviewed by the USTR to determine whether they should be removed […]

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To Begin the New Year, FDA Adds Ecuadorian and Indian Shrimp Exporters to Import Alert on Nitrofurans

Over the first two weeks of the New Year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added an Indian shrimp exporter, Suryamitra Exim PVT Ltd., and an Ecuadorian shrimp exporter, Propemar S.A., to Import Alert 16-129, Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to Nitrofurans. Through their addition to the Import Alert, the FDA authorizes port officials to detain […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases of Refused Shipments of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Imports in EU, Japan, and U.S. through 2022

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance annually updates databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States due to the presence of banned antibiotics. The databases, made available in Excel format, now include information for calendar year 2022 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies in three […]

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FDA Finds More Antibiotics in Indian Shrimp in November and December

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 72 total seafood entry line refusals in December, of which two (2.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA published additional, previously unreported seafood entry line refusals for November, including three entry lines of shrimp refused for veterinary drug residues. For all […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Featured in What You’re Eating Podcast Episode on Shrimp 

On Tuesday, FoodPrint, a program operated by the Grace Communication Foundation, published the thirteenth episode of the podcast What You’re Eating, titled “Endless Shrimp.” Hosted by Jerusha Klemperer, the Director of FoodPrint, the 53-minuted episode features excerpts of interviews with the Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, John Williams; one of the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s trade attorneys, Nathan Rickard; […]

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FDA Refuses Only One Shipment of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in November

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 82 total seafood entry line refusals in November, of which just one (1.2%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through November of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 55 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  Between January […]

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FDA Refuses Just One Shipment of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in September and October

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published detailed data regarding 117 total seafood entry line refusals in September (44) and October (73), of which just one (0.9%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through October of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 54 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned […]

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FDA Refuses More Antibiotic-Contaminated Indian Shrimp in August

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 43 total seafood entry line refusals in August, of which five (11.6%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through August of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 53 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics and remains on track […]

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FDA Adds Another Indian Shrimp Exporter to Banned Antibiotic Import Alert

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 72 total seafood entry line refusals in July, of which three (4.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition to these three entry lines, another entry line of shrimp was refused for the presence of pesticides, while ten more entry lines of shrimp […]

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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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