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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FDA Issues Import Alert on Peninsular Malaysian Shrimp

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Import Alert 16-136, “Detention without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Shrimp and Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia Due to Presence of Drug Residues from Unapproved Animal Drugs or the Presence of Unsafe Food Additives.” Import Alert 16-136 follows a massive increase in the number of shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA for […]

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Banned Antibiotics in Indian Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information for entry line refusals for the month of February.  The agency reported refusing a total of 131 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 6 (4.6%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. For the year, the FDA has only reported refusing eight entry lines […]

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2015 Record Year for FDA Refusals of Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released information for entry line refusals for the month of December.  The agency reported refusing a total of 213 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, only 3 (1.4%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. For the year, the FDA refused a record total of […]

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Shipments of Vietnamese Shrimp Contaminated with Antibiotics Discovered by FDA Again in November

News Alert:  Shipments of Vietnamese Shrimp Contaminated with Antibiotics Discovered by FDA Again in November Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published information regarding entry line refusals for the month of November.  The agency reported refusing a total of 129 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 9 (7.0%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related […]

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FDA Refusals of Shrimp for Antibiotics Increase in October; Agency Has Now Refused More Indian Shrimp Entry Lines for Antibiotics in 2015 Than in Prior Three Years Combined

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published information regarding entry line refusals for the month of October.  The agency reported refusing a total of 112 seafood entry lines last month.  Of these, 17 (15.2%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through the first nine months of 2015, the FDA has now refused […]

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FDA Seafood Entry Line Refusals Fall in September

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released to the public information regarding entry line refusals for the month of September. The agency reported refusing a total of 95 seafood entry lines last month. Of these, only 2 (2.1%) were of shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. This was the lowest total amount of entry […]

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