SSA Sends Letter Encouraging Imported Food Safety

On September 2nd, SSA sent a letter to members of the Senate, which read in part: “The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) remains extremely frustrated with the lack of progress in preventing the continued importation of farm-raised shrimp and shrimp products contaminated with antibiotics and pesticides banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they are deemed harmful to human […]

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Providing Enforcement Solutions

EXPLORE FURTHER: Food Safety Legislation Economically-Motivated Adulteration Shrimp Fraud Investigations Foreign producers of pond-raised shrimp have powerful economic incentives to use banned substances, such as antibiotics and pesticides, to increase production yields in crowded shrimp ponds and to reduce the risk of total crop failure.  Use of these banned substances and various subsidies encourage overproduction and below fair market pricing. […]

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WTO Rules that US Cannot Take Effective Steps to Collect Antidumping Duties

Tarpon Springs, FL — On July 16, 2008, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) upheld a decision by a dispute settlement panel that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) efforts to improve collections of antidumping and countervailing duties were inconsistent with the United States’ obligations under the WTO.  The Appellate Body found that CBP’s enhanced continuous […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Hurricane Relief Package

Tarpon Springs, FL – The U.S. shrimp industry applauds the $106.5 billion 2006 emergency supplemental appropriations being considered  by the U.S. Senate that includes $27 billion in relief for the environmental and economic damages that resulted from the 2005 hurricane  season. “Eight months after the devastating 2005 hurricanes, several Gulf coast communities look as though the storms hit last week,” […]

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