Know Your Supplier (Continued): Antibiotics in Vietnam’s Shrimp Aquaculture and the Limits of Industry Certification

On July 15, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added Ngoc Tri Seafood Joint Stock Company to Import Alert 16-124 (“Detention Without Physical Examination of Aquaculture Seafood Products Due to Unapproved Drugs”) for shrimp products because of chloramphenicol.  The addition of company to the Import Alert followed the FDA’s reporting that seven entry lines of vannamei and black […]

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Developing Standards and Testing

Developing Standards and Testing The SSA is a primary sponsor and partner in efforts by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) International to develop testing methods and standards to identify various harmful contaminants in seafood. Richard Vendetti represented the SSA by serving on the AOAC International’s Stakeholders Panel for Marine and Freshwater Foods.  During a two-day conference, the Panel worked […]

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