FDA Continues to Refuse High Volumes of Imported Shrimp Entry Lines Due to Banned Antibiotics

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported import entry line refusals in April 2015.  The information released by FDA detailed refusals of 169 seafood entry lines last month, of which 51 (or 30%) were for shrimp contaminated with banned antibiotics.  These data continue to show an unprecedented initiative by the agency to address the continued use of […]

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FDA Crackdown on Contaminated Shrimp Continues – Historic Levels of Entry Line Refusals Surpasses All Previous Agency Experience

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding import entry line refusals for the month of March 2015. Over one in three of the 155 seafood import entry lines refused last month were for entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to veterinary drug residues. In total, the FDA reported that 58 entry lines of shrimp were refused […]

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Know Your Supplier Update: FDA Refusing Record Amounts of Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics

For November 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has reported that the agency refused a total of 82 entry lines of seafood.  Of these refusals, 21 were for antibiotic contamination of shrimp products. This reporting continues the recent trend of increased FDA regulatory action to counter the continued presence of banned antibiotics in imported shrimp.  As shown in […]

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Know Your Supplier: FDA Refusing Record Amounts of Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently reported that in October 2014 the agency refused a total of 101 entry lines of seafood. Of these refusals, 35 of the refusals were of entry lines of shrimp due to antibiotic contamination. Based on an analysis of FDA refusal data by the Southern Shrimp Alliance, the number of shrimp entry lines […]

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Know Your Supplier: Is Your Peeled and Deveined Shrimp from Malaysia?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently released information regarding refusals of imported seafood in July 2014.  In total, 125 entry lines of seafood products were refused last month.  For the second month in a row, a significant portion of the total entry lines refused was for shipments of shrimp contaminated with banned veterinary drugs.  In June, 25 of […]

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