U.S. Shrimpers: Customs and Border Protection Can Help FDA Improve Food Safety

Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) testified yesterday before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Trade that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lags behind the European Union (EU), Japan, and Canada, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in food safety enforcement. In an effort to raise U.S. seafood safety to international […]

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U.S. Shrimpers Applauds Alabama Ban of Chinese Catfish, Calls for Increased Testing of Imported Seafood Nationwide

Tarpon Springs, FL— The Southern Shrimp Alliance (“SSA”) applauds the action of Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks to protect consumers by banning the sale of catfish from China after illegal antibiotics were found in the majority of food safety tests. In light of the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) failure to sufficiently test imported seafood for contaminants, SSA is calling […]

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Joint Statement by the Southern Shrimp Alliance and Empagran

Southern Shrimp Alliance Agrees to End a Review of Empagran’s Shrimp Antidumping Duties Washington, DC—The Southern Shrimp Alliance and Empagran, a shrimp producer and exporter in Ecuador, have negotiated a settlement agreement under which the antidumping duties applied to imported shrimp from Empagran will remain at 3.58% and will not be subject to an Administrative Review. The Southern Shrimp Alliance […]

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