FDA Refuses First Shipment of Shrimp from Myanmar for Banned Antibiotics; Refusals for Year Lowest Since 2012

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding import refusals for December. Last month, the FDA reports that only 1 out of the 105 (0.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The one shrimp entry line refused by the FDA for banned antibiotics in December was from Myanmar: Myeik […]

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Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Rejected from China and Vietnam in October

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding import refusals for last month through October 24, 2017.  Over the first three weeks of October, the FDA reports that 4 of the 63 (6.4%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA has now reported refusing 69 entry lines of […]

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Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Rejections Make Up Nearly One-Quarter of the FDA’s Seafood Entry Line Refusals in September

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding import refusals for September through September 22, 2017.  Over the first three weeks of September, the FDA reports that 17 of 76 (22.4%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  The FDA also issued public notice of additional seafood entry line refusals […]

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FDA Reports Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Rejections in August

After reporting no entry line refusals for shrimp contaminated with banned antibiotics in June and July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued notice yesterday that refusals resumed in August.  The FDA released information regarding import refusals through August 25, 2017 indicating that 3 of the 172 (1.7%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related […]

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Minh Phu Leads the FDA’s March Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics; Japanese and Canadian Government Reporting Also Indicate Issues

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) released information regarding entry line refusals for the month of March.  In total, 7 of the 209 (3.3%) of the entry line refusals reported for last month were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA reported refusing another 7 entry lines of shrimp exported from China […]

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Chinese Shrimp Continue to Show Antibiotic Contamination

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) released information regarding entry line refusals for February.  In total, 10 of the 122 (8.2%) of the entry line refusals reported for last month were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   The ten shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA for banned antibiotics in February were from […]

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