Southern Shrimp Alliance Welcomes Federal Government Action Against Chinese Exporter of Argentinian Red Shrimp for Use of Forced Labor

In a groundbreaking announcement today, the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) added Shandong Meijia Group Co., Ltd. (also known as Rizhao Meijia Group), a Chinese seafood processing plant operating in Shandong province, to the Entity List maintained under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). The action means that any seafood exported by any company […]

BAP-Certified Choice Canning Added to Import Alert 16-129

On May 20, 2024, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an updated Import Alert 16-129, “Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to Nitrofurans,” to now include Choice Canning Company Unit II (A Division of Choice Trading Corporation Pvt Ltd). With the FDA’s announcement, the Choice Canning processing plant joins twelve other Indian […]

Southern Shrimp Alliance Petitions for Argentine Red Shrimp Processed Through Uyghur Labor to Be Banned

At a hearing held by the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Exploitation and Enforcement: Evaluating the Department of Homeland Security’s Efforts to Counter Uyghur Forced Labor, witnesses explained that sourcing from factories using forced Uyghur labor has corrupted a massive array of supply chains in China, impacting diverse, unrelated industries […]

FDA Again Refuses Shipment of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from India in April

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 80 seafood entry line refusals in April, of which just one (1.3%) was of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  Through the first four months of this year, the FDA has refused a total of fifteen entry lines of shrimp for […]

NOAA Reports 120 Million Pounds of Warmwater Shrimp Landed in 2022

On Thursday, the Fishery Monitoring Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center released preliminary shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic for December 2022.    As with the agency’s reporting since July of last year, the numbers released by NOAA include substantial revisions, […]