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

For Fifth Straight Month, FDA Sets Record Low for Refusals of Imported Seafood

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 24 total seafood entry line refusals in September (through at least September 24th) of which three (12.5%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA has also now reported an additional six seafood entry line refusals in August increasing the total from […]

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 […]

For Third 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 37 total seafood entry line refusals in July, of which three (8.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The small number of total seafood entry lines refused in July (37) continues, for the third straight month, an unprecedented low in the agency’s […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Advises Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force that It Must Address Imports

In written comments submitted on Tuesday to the Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force, the Southern Shrimp Alliance emphasized the need for any comprehensive interagency seafood trade strategy to address seafood imports into the United States. NOAA Fisheries reports that the United States ran a $16.8 billion trade deficit in edible seafood in 2018.  This trade deficit in seafood has grown […]