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

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 […]

Two Shrimp Exporters Added to FDA’s Import Alert Lists for Antibiotics Over Last Month; FDA Cracks Down on Salmonella in Shrimp in May

On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 74 total seafood entry line refusals in May, of which five (6.8%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition to these five entry lines, another twenty-two entry lines of shrimp refused for containing salmonella or being found to be filthy (or both). Over […]

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, […]

FDA Refuses Indian Shrimp Containing Nitrofurans in March

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 57 total seafood entry line refusals in March, of which three (5.3%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Over the first quarter of 2022, the FDA has refused a total of 23 entry lines of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The three shrimp […]