In First Quarter of 2021, FDA Refuses Almost as Much Antibiotic-Tainted Shrimp as All of 2020

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 59 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which 6 (10.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With a total of 33 entry lines of shrimp refused for banned antibiotics through the first two months of this year, the FDA has […]

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Over First Two Months, FDA Shows Different Approach to Contaminated Imported Shrimp in 2021

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 50 total seafood entry line refusals in February, of which 14 (28.0%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. With a total of 27 entry lines of shrimp refused for banned antibiotics through the first two months of this year, the FDA is […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Submits Comments on FDA’s Proposed Traceability Requirements

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency’s new proposed regulations regarding traceability obligations for all shrimp and other select food products, imported and domestic, sold in the U.S. market. These comments requested that the FDA (1) amend the regulations to provide a specific exemption for sales of food […]

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FDA’s Increased Enforcement Against Contaminated Shrimp Imports Continues in 2021

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 68 total seafood entry line refusals in January, of which 13 (19.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition, another 18 entry lines of shrimp (26.5%) were refused for reasons related to the presence of salmonella. The 13 entry line refusals […]

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In November, FDA Reports Broad, Multiport Enforcement Action to Stop Importation of Contaminated Indian Shrimp

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 88 total seafood entry line refusals in November (through at least November 20th) of which one (1.1%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA has also now reported an additional twenty seafood entry line refusals in October increasing the […]

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For the Sixth Straight Month, FDA Sets Record Low for Refusals of Imported Seafood

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 23 total seafood entry line refusals in October (through at least October 23rd) of which three (13%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA has also now reported an additional eleven seafood entry line refusals in September increasing the […]

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For Fifth Straight Month, FDA Sets Record Low for Refusals of Imported Seafood

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 24 total seafood entry line refusals in September (through at least September 24th) of which three (12.5%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA has also now reported an additional six seafood entry line refusals in August increasing the total from […]

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For Third Straight Month, FDA Sets Record Low for Refusals of Imported Seafood

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 37 total seafood entry line refusals in July, of which three (8.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The small number of total seafood entry lines refused in July (37) continues, for the third straight month, an unprecedented low in the agency’s […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Advises Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force that It Must Address Imports

In written comments submitted on Tuesday to the Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force, the Southern Shrimp Alliance emphasized the need for any comprehensive interagency seafood trade strategy to address seafood imports into the United States. NOAA Fisheries reports that the United States ran a $16.8 billion trade deficit in edible seafood in 2018.  This trade deficit in seafood has grown […]

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