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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FDA Announces More Rejections of Antibiotic Contaminated Shrimp from 4-Star BAP Certified Shrimp Exporters; Adds Another to an Import Alert for Unapproved Drugs in Farmed Seafood

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 74 seafood entry line refusals in December, of which four (5.4%) were for shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics and an additional fifteen seafood entry line refusals in November, of which five (33.3%) were for shrimp for reasons related to banned […]

FDA Stops Antibiotic-Contaminated Indian Shrimp from Entering U.S. Market in September

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 23 seafood entry line refusals in September, of which four (17.4%) was for shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  The FDA’s released data appears only to cover imports through September 22nd.  Through the three quarters of this year, the FDA has refused […]

For Eighth Consecutive Month, FDA Rejects Antibiotic-Contaminated Indian Shrimp

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 73 seafood entry line refusals in June, of which ten (13.7%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  Through the first half of this year, the FDA has refused a total of twenty-eight entry lines of shrimp for banned antibiotics, […]