FDA Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Chinese Shrimp and Indian Shrimp With Salmonella Continues in March

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reporting for import refusals in March indicates that 5 out of the 135 (3.7%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With the adjustments made by the FDA to its January reporting, this brings the total entry line refusals of shrimp for reasons related to banned […]

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FDA Refuses Contaminated Chinese Shrimp and Continues to Reject Indian Shrimp for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now made public information regarding import refusals for February 2018. Last month, the FDA reported that 3 out of the 156 (1.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. At the same time, the FDA revised its reporting of refusals for January to now omit reference […]

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2018 Begins With Bangladeshi Shrimp Refused Entry for Banned Antibiotics and Indian Shrimp Refused Entry for Salmonella

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made public information regarding import refusals for the first month of 2018. In January, the FDA reported that 5 out of the 116 (4.3%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Last month was the highest number of entry line refusals of shrimp for banned antibiotics […]

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Indian Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics This Year Match Record Year for China Shrimp Refusals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently released information regarding entry line refusals for the month of November.  The cumulative data released by the FDA for 2016 indicates that refusals of entry lines of Indian shrimp for antibiotics is equal to the highest number of entry lines of Chinese shrimp for antibiotics ever reported in a year. Farmed shrimp […]

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Limited FDA Refusals for Banned Antibiotics in Shrimp in September

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 […]

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FDA Refusals in August Show Enhanced Coordination Among Ports to Stop Unsafe Shrimp from Entering U.S. Market

Over the holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of August.  In total, the agency reported refusing 148 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 31 (20.9%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The 31 refusals in the month […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Statement on Antibiotics in Imported Shrimp

The Southern Shrimp Alliance opposes the use of banned antibiotics in shrimp aquaculture.  Beyond undermining consumer confidence in the wholesomeness of shrimp in the U.S. market, the use of banned antibiotics unethically reduces production costs for farmed shrimp by shifting risks from the producer to the consumer. The Southern Shrimp Alliance has made the continued presence of banned antibiotics in […]

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FDA Reports Refusing Sixteen Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from a Single Indian Exporter in July

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released information regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of July.  In total, the agency reported refusing 197 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 18 (9.1%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  For the year, the FDA reports refusing 79 […]

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FDA Refuses Shrimp for Antibiotics from Four Different Countries in June

kayOn Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of June. In total, the agency reported refusing 124 seafood entry lines last month. Of these, 7 (5.6%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through the first half of 2016, refusals for […]

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Indian Shrimp Refusals for Antibiotics Establish Record; First Thai Shrimp Refused for Antibiotics Since 2005

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released details regarding imports refused entry into the United States for the month of May.  In total, the agency reported refusing 179 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 9 (5.0%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In the first five months of this year, […]

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