New FDA Traceability Requirements to Take Effect in January 2026, Will Cover Shrimp

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a pre-publication version of a Federal Register notice setting forth the final traceability requirements to be imposed on products covered by the agency’s Food Traceability List. The final rule is scheduled to be formally published in the Federal Register on Monday, November 21st and the FDA has announced that the compliance […]

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FDA Refuses Just One Shipment of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in September and October

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published detailed data regarding 117 total seafood entry line refusals in September (44) and October (73), of which just one (0.9%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through October of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 54 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned […]

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FDA Refuses More Antibiotic-Contaminated Indian Shrimp in August

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 43 total seafood entry line refusals in August, of which five (11.6%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through August of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 53 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics and remains on track […]

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FDA Adds Another Indian Shrimp Exporter to Banned Antibiotic Import Alert

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 72 total seafood entry line refusals in July, of which three (4.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition to these three entry lines, another entry line of shrimp was refused for the presence of pesticides, while ten more entry lines of shrimp […]

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Two More Indian Shrimp Exporters Added to Banned Antibiotic Import Alert Lists; FDA on Track to Refuse Most Shrimp Entry Lines for Veterinary Drug Residues Since 2016

This past holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 63 total seafood entry line refusals in June, of which nine (14.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition to these nine entry lines, another entry line of shrimp was refused for the presence of pesticides, while another five entry lines […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Requests that Additional Duties on Chinese Seafood Be Continued

By letter today filed with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Southern Shrimp Alliance requested that the additional 25 percent duties imposed on Chinese goods, including seafood, be continued. Originally imposed by President Trump in 2018 under “Section 301” trade authority, the additional tariffs on Chinese imported goods are legally required to undergo a review at […]

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Two Shrimp Exporters Added to FDA’s Import Alert Lists for Antibiotics Over Last Month; FDA Cracks Down on Salmonella in Shrimp in May

On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 74 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which five (6.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition to these five entry lines, another twenty-two entry lines of shrimp refused for containing salmonella or being found to be filthy (or both). Over […]

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FDA Adds Nekkanti Sea Foods to Import Alert on Nitrofurans; Refuses Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics from Five Different Countries in April

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which eight (7.5%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first four months of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 31 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics, […]

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FDA Refuses Indian Shrimp Containing Nitrofurans in March

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 57 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which three (5.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first quarter of 2022, the FDA has refused a total of 23 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The three shrimp […]

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In February, the FDA Began Rejecting Imported Shrimp for Gentian Violet and Chloramphenicol

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 49 total seafood entry line refusals in February, of which 16 (32.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first two months, the FDA has refused a total of 20 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics, down from 27 […]

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