FDA Starts New Calendar Year by Refusing Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Three BAP-Certified Indian Processors and Adding a BAP-Certified Vietnamese Processor to Import Alert

On Sunday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 60 seafood entry line refusals in January, of which six (10.0%) were for shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The six entry lines of shrimp refused for banned antibiotics in January were for shipments from three Indian shrimp exporters and an […]

State Department Suspends Malaysia’s Section 609 Certification; U.S. Continues to Import Significant Wild-Caught Shrimp from Uncertified Countries

The Federal Register published notice today of the U.S. Department of State’s (State Department) determination to suspend the certification of wild-caught shrimp fisheries in the Malaysian states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Johor. Accordingly, because Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 prohibits the importation of wild-caught shrimp unless a fishery or country has received a certification […]

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 […]

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 […]

FDA Adds Another Indian Shrimp Exporter to Banned Antibiotic Import Alert

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 72 total seafood entry line refusals in July, of which three (4.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  In addition to these three entry lines, another entry line of shrimp was refused for the presence of pesticides, while ten […]

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, […]

FDA Continues to Crackdown on Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in 2022

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 33 total seafood entry line refusals in January, of which 4 (12.1%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.   The four shrimp entry lines refused in January were for shipments from Bangladesh and Vietnam: Gemini Sea Food, Ltd. (Bangladesh), […]