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.


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

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


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

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 […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases of Refused Shipments of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Imports in EU, Japan, and U.S. through 2022

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance annually updates databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States due to the presence of banned antibiotics. The databases, made available in Excel format, now include information for calendar year 2022 for the actions taken by enforcement agencies in three […]

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 […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Featured in What You’re Eating Podcast Episode on Shrimp 

On Tuesday, FoodPrint, a program operated by the Grace Communication Foundation, published the thirteenth episode of the podcast What You’re Eating, titled “Endless Shrimp.” Hosted by Jerusha Klemperer, the Director of FoodPrint, the 53-minuted episode features excerpts of interviews with the Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, John Williams; one of the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s trade attorneys, Nathan Rickard; […]