FDA Begins 2023 By Finding Nitrofurans in Indian and Ecuadorian Shrimp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published detailed data regarding 41 seafood entry line refusals through at least the first two weeks of January, of which nine (22.0%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. These nine entry line refusals originated from two shrimp exporters – one from India and one from Ecuador – that were […]

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To Begin the New Year, FDA Adds Ecuadorian and Indian Shrimp Exporters to Import Alert on Nitrofurans

Over the first two weeks of the New Year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added an Indian shrimp exporter, Suryamitra Exim PVT Ltd., and an Ecuadorian shrimp exporter, Propemar S.A., to Import Alert 16-129, Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to Nitrofurans. Through their addition to the Import Alert, the FDA authorizes port officials to detain […]

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FDA Finds More Antibiotics in Indian Shrimp in November and December

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 72 total seafood entry line refusals in December, of which two (2.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA published additional, previously unreported seafood entry line refusals for November, including three entry lines of shrimp refused for veterinary drug residues. For all […]

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FDA Refuses Only One Shipment of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in November

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 82 total seafood entry line refusals in November, of which just one (1.2%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through November of this year, the FDA has refused a total of 55 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  Between January […]

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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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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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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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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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