FDA Reports Refusal of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from Two BAP-Certified Indian Shrimp Exporters; Takes Action Against Short-Weighted Indonesian Shrimp

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 50 seafood entry line refusals in May, of which one (2.0%) was for shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also released information regarding an additional four entry line refusals of shrimp in April for reasons related to banned antibiotics. As […]

Traceability? Accountability? Not With Indian Shrimp

In stories published by SeafoodSource and Undercurrent News yesterday, Choice Canning argued that three shrimp entry lines refused by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April were mistakenly attributed to the company. The company has contended that the FDA’s refusals naming Choice Canning as the manufacturer of shrimp contaminated with veterinary drug residues were […]

First Quarter Report

Highlights of SSA’s work on behalf of the U.S. shrimp industry Table of Contents Legislative Initiatives Congress Funds ELB Program At SSA’s request, Senators Britt (R-AL), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Kennedy (R-LA) and Rubio (R-FL) along with Representatives Graves (R-LA) and Letlow (R-LA) secured an additional $850,000 FY24 appropriation for NMFS to develop and implement in consultation […]

SSA Asks Labor Department to Add Indian Shrimp to Forced/Child Labor Lists

Today, the Southern Shrimp Alliance formally requested that the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor (ILAB) add Indian shrimp to the 2024 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor and, separately, to the List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s request is based […]

The Outlaw Ocean Project Investigation Confirms What Every Shrimper Knows:

 Imported Shrimp Supply Chains Are Built on Lies   On the same day that Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL) publicly released the results of its three-year investigation into forced labor practices in the Indian shrimp industry, Hidden Harvest: Human Rights and Environmental Abuses in India’s Shrimp Industry, and the Associated Press published an article and video […]

Food Regulatory Authorities in the EU, Japan, and the United States Once Again Confirm that India and Vietnam Continue to Use Banned Antibiotics in their Shrimp Aquaculture

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 2023 for the actions taken […]

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 […]