FDA Refusals of Shrimp with Banned Antibiotics Spike Again in July

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released to the public information regarding entry line refusals for the month of July. The agency reported refusing a total of 150 seafood entry lines last month. Of these, 54 (36%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The refusals last month mark the fourth time this […]

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Half Way through 2015, FDA’s Refusals of Shrimp for Banned Antibiotics Hits Record High

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported refusing 112 seafood entry lines in June 2015.  Of these, 29 (26%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   Through the first half of 2015, the FDA has now refused a total of 232 entry lines of shrimp products for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  There […]

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FDA Continues to Refuse High Volumes of Imported Shrimp Entry Lines Due to Banned Antibiotics

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported import entry line refusals in April 2015.  The information released by FDA detailed refusals of 169 seafood entry lines last month, of which 51 (or 30%) were for shrimp contaminated with banned antibiotics.  These data continue to show an unprecedented initiative by the agency to address the continued use of […]

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Since February, FDA Has Added Thirteen More Shrimp Exporters, Including BAP-Certified Companies, to Antibiotic Import Alerts

Since the beginning of February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has added thirteen (13) additional shrimp companies to either Import Alerts 16-124 (“Detention Without Physical Examination of Aquaculture Seafood Products Due to Unapproved Drugs”) or 16-129 (“Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to Nitrofurans”).  The numerous additions to these two Import Alerts follows the heightened number […]

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