Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases of Refused Shipments of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Imports in EU, Japan, and U.S. through 2021

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 2021 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies in three […]

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FDA Rejects 75 Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in 2021; Sets Record Low in Total Seafood Entry Line Refusals in December Despite Record Levels of Seafood Imports in 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published detailed data regarding 36 total seafood entry line refusals in December, of which 1 (2.9%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  The FDA also reported an additional 16 seafood entry line refusals in November that were not part of the agency’s reporting last month.  One of these additional […]

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FDA Rejects Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Vietnam and Malaysia in November; Refusals in 2021 All from Just Three Regional Divisions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data over the weekend regarding 54 total seafood entry line refusals in November, of which 2 (3.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also reported an additional 29 seafood entry line refusals in October that were not part of the agency’s reporting last month. None of […]

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FDA and EPA advice

The FDA and EPA listed shrimp as a “Best Choice” of seafood for its nutritional content in its recently released advice regarding eating fish for those who might become or are pregnant or breastfeeding and children ages 1 – 11 years. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends pregnant or breastfeeding women consume a variety of seafood from lower mercury choices—between […]

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In October, FDA Continues Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Bangladesh

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data this morning regarding 66 total seafood entry line refusals in October, of which 6 (9.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also reported an additional 14 seafood entry line refusals in September that were not part of the agency’s reporting last month, of which one […]

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FDA’s Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Highest Since 2016; Total Seafood Entry Line Refusals in September Second Lowest in Last Twenty Years

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data this morning regarding 58 total seafood entry line refusals in September, of which 3 (5.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through September, the FDA has refused a total of 64 entry lines of antibiotic-contaminated shrimp, the highest number of entry line refusals for these reasons since […]

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FDA Prevents Salmonella-Tainted and Filthy Indian Shrimp from Reaching U.S. Consumers in June

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 72 total seafood entry line refusals in June, of which 2 (2.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Of the remaining 70 seafood entry lines refused in March, 12 were of shrimp from India found to be contaminated with salmonella or be filthy […]

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FDA Reports Crackdown on Thai Shrimp in May

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 99 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which 2 (2.0%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Of the remaining 97 seafood entry lines refused in March, 30 were of shrimp from Thailand found by the FDA to be either filthy or […]

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For Fourth Straight Month, FDA Sets Record Low for Refusals of Imported Seafood

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 26 total seafood entry line refusals in August (through at least August 25th). None of these refusals were for entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  However, two of the twenty-six entry lines (7.7%) were for shrimp from India refused for the presence […]

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For Second Straight Month, FDA Sets Record Low for Refusals of Imported Seafood

Over the holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 36 total seafood entry line refusals in June, of which one (2.8%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The small number of total seafood entry lines refused in June (36) continues, for the second straight month, an unprecedented low in […]

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