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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FDA Is Cracking Down on Contaminated Shrimp Imports (Update)

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released data for February 2015 indicating that of the 114 entry lines of seafood refused last month, 24 were of imported shrimp for reasons related to veterinary drug residues.  Nineteen of the entry lines refused for banned antibiotics were of shrimp shipped from Malaysia, four for shrimp shipped from India, and one […]

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Know Your Supplier (Update): FDA Adds Five More Malaysian Companies to Import Alerts for Antibiotic Contamination of Shrimp

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) revised Import Alert 16-129 – regarding seafood products found to contain nitrofurans – to include three more listings for Malaysian companies shipping shrimp to the U.S. market. In total, since the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s January 30th letter to the FDA regarding shrimp shipped from Malaysia, the agency has revised Import Alerts 16-129 […]

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