Senator Cassidy’s Manifest Modernization Act Shines Light on Trade Cheats

On November 2nd, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Manifest Modernization Act of 2023, that would bring transparency to the shipments of merchandise imported into the United States. Under current law, bills of lading data regarding foreign shipments to the U.S. through ocean-going vessels are generally […]

FDA Rejections for Antibiotic-Contaminated Imported Shrimp Restart in August

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 44 seafood entry line refusals in August, of which just one (2.3%) was for shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  The FDA’s released data appears only to cover imports through August 24th. While only one of the reported refusals was for antibiotic-contaminated […]

FDA Gives Shrimp Imports a Pass in July

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 71 seafood entry line refusals in July, of which none were of shrimp for reasons related to veterinary drug residues. Accordingly, last month marked the first time since September that the FDA did not report a refusal of antibiotic-contaminated shrimp. Moreover, the FDA reported […]

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, […]

Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp from India Rejected by FDA in May

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now published detailed data regarding 103 seafood entry line refusals in May, of which three (2.9%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  Through the first five months of this year, the FDA has refused a total of eighteen entry lines of shrimp for banned […]

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 […]

FDA Refusals of Antibiotic-Contaminated Imported Shrimp Continued in February

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published detailed data regarding 48 seafood entry line refusals in February, of which two (4.2%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA has also published information regarding another 31 seafood entry line refusals in January, of which one (3.2%) […]