FDA Refusals for Banned Antibiotics in Shrimp Lowest Since October 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released information reporting that, in October, there were 142 seafood entry lines refused entry into the United States, of which only 1 (0.7%) was of shrimp refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This was the lowest number of refusals of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics since October 2013.  For […]

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FDA Adds Two Vietnamese Shrimp Exporters to Import Alert for Antibiotic Contamination

Two Vietnamese shrimp exporters have now been added to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Import Alert regarding aquaculture seafood products contaminated with unapproved drugs (Import Alert 16-124). A previous News Alert Update reported that six shipments of Vietnamese shrimp contaminated with banned antibiotics were refused by FDA in October.  These shipments originated from two different Vietnamese seafood exporters:  […]

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Why Is the FDA Inspecting So Little Seafood from Vietnam?

After refusing only four entry lines of Vietnamese seafood in September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported refusing thirteen entry lines of Vietnamese seafood in October.  Nine of the thirteen Vietnamese seafood refusals were for entry lines of shrimp; six of these were for the presence of banned veterinary drug residues. The shrimp refused for veterinary drug contamination […]

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