Searchable Databases of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp

The Southern Shrimp Alliance has compiled databases for all shrimp products refused entry by enforcement agencies in the United States, European Union, and Japan due to the presence of banned antibiotics and other antimicrobials.  The databases provide information obtained directly from the enforcement agencies’ public disclosures.  Users can sort and search the databases, which are compiled in Excel format. The data and dates available vary by the information made available by each enforcement agency.

Sort by manufacturing firm FEI number, legal name, address, country of origin, product, refusal date and more.

Sort by product, refusal date, country of origin, type of banned antibiotic, and more. RASFF does not report the name of the specific company.

Sort by product, country of origin, name of manufacturer or shipper, antibiotic finding, year and more.

Food Safety Regulatory Agencies by Country

The links below allow you to review information published by food safety regulatory agencies in the United States, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the European Union, and Australia regarding seafood and other imports.

Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Imported Foods Inspection Services

List of Import Refusals (See “Recent Cases of Violation of the Food Sanitation Act”)

Australia

Imported Food Inspection Scheme

Monthly Failing Food Reports

Research Centers

These research centers dedicate themselves to different aspects of food security, including the effects of antibiotic use in aquaculture.

The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) is a Center of Excellence, established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Division, that addresses vulnerabilities of the global food system through a comprehensive, farm-to-table view. It partners with industry, government, NGOs, and academic stakeholders to help assure product integrity, supply chain resiliency, and brand protection throughout the food system.

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future works with students, educators, researchers, policymakers, advocacy organizations and communities to build a healthier, more equitable, and resilient food system.

It researches food security, food production, climate disruption, and food system policy change. A high-priority area of concern includes antibiotic resistance.

Latest News on Antibiotics and Additives in Shrimp

FDA’s Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Highest Since 2016; Total Seafood Entry Line Refusals in September Second Lowest in Last Twenty Years

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data this morning regarding 58 total seafood entry line refusals in September, of which 3 (5.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through September, the FDA has refused a total of 64 entry lines of antibiotic-contaminated shrimp, the highest number of entry line refusals for these reasons since […]

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 […]

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 […]

Through April, the FDA Has Already Refused More Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Than All of 2020

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which 6 (5.6%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Through the first third of this year, the FDA has now refused more entry lines of antibiotic-contaminated shrimp than were refused in all of […]