FDA’s Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Will Be Highest Since 2016

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 126 total seafood entry line refusals in August, of which 6 (4.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also released additional information regarding refusals of another 35 seafood entry lines in July, of which 5 were of shrimp for reasons related to […]

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FDA Prevents Salmonella-Tainted and Filthy Indian Shrimp from Reaching U.S. Consumers in June

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 72 total seafood entry line refusals in June, of which 2 (2.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Of the remaining 70 seafood entry lines refused in March, 12 were of shrimp from India found to be contaminated with salmonella or be filthy […]

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New Shrimp Tariff Codes Take Effect this Week

Yesterday, information regarding new statistical breakouts in Chapter 3 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) covering shrimp imports was released by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021, frozen, uncooked shell-on warmwater shrimp and frozen, uncooked peeled warmwater shrimp will be imported into the United States under new tariff codes that distinguish between farmed […]

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FDA Reports Crackdown on Thai Shrimp in May

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 99 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which 2 (2.0%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Of the remaining 97 seafood entry lines refused in March, 30 were of shrimp from Thailand found by the FDA to be either filthy or […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Opposes Recommendations of COAC’s Forced Labor Working Group

Earlier today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance issued a letter to the Forced Labor Division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate (TRLED) expressing support for the agency’s intention to make forced labor a priority trade issue, joining agriculture/quota enforcement; antidumping and countervailing duties; free trade agreements; import safety; intellectual property rights; revenue; and textiles and […]

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2020 Concludes with FDA’s Stepped Up Enforcement Against Contaminated Shrimp Imports

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 91 total seafood entry line refusals in December, of which seven (7.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA has also now reported an additional fifteen seafood entry line refusals in November, increasing the total for that month from […]

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For Fourth 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 26 total seafood entry line refusals in August (through at least August 25th). None of these refusals were for entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  However, two of the twenty-six entry lines (7.7%) were for shrimp from India refused for the presence […]

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In May, FDA Dramatically Reduces Oversight of Imported Seafood

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data today reporting that there were 27 total seafood entry line refusals in May, none of which were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The small number of total seafood entry lines refused last month (27) is unprecedented and a stunning aberration from the agency’s historical activities. Over the previous […]

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FDA Once Again Finding Antibiotics in Indian Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data this morning reporting that there were 56 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which 3 were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics (5.4%). The FDA has now reported a total of fourteen refusals of shrimp entry lines for reasons related to banned antibiotics through the first four […]

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In March, FDA Takes Action to Address Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Mexico

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data over the weekend reporting that there were 106 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which 7 were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics (6.6%). The FDA has now reported a total of eleven refusals of shrimp entry lines for reasons related to banned antibiotics in 2020. The […]

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