With July Reporting, FDA on Track to Refuse Most Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp in the Past Five Years

August 4, 2021 Southern Shrimp Alliance

dditional information regarding refusals of another 7 seafood entry lines in June, of which 4 were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. 

Federal Trade Commission Adopts Final “Made in the U.S.A.” Rule

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to adopt a final “Made in the U.S.A.” rule that will provide the agency with greater enforcement tools to address the sale of imported goods by fraudulent claims that they were domestically produced. With the rule, the FTC will have the ability to pursue damages and penalties against companies that falsely claim to be selling goods originating in the United States.

Through April, the FDA Has Already Refused More Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Than All of 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which 6 (5.6%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.

State Department Suspends Mexico’s Section 609 Shrimp Certification

In a Federal Register notice published Friday, the U.S. Department of State announced that it was suspending the certification made, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, of the commercial shrimp fishery in Mexico. In its announcement, the State Department explained that the agency suspended Mexico’s certification because “its sea turtle protection program is no longer comparable to that of the United States.”

Southern Shrimp Alliance Releases Updated Databases for 2021 Documenting Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Import Rejections

January 22, 2021 Southern Shrimp Alliance

As part of its “Know Your Supplier” initiative, the Southern Shrimp Alliance today released updated databases providing detailed information regarding shrimp imports rejected from the European Union, Japan, and the United States because of the presence of banned antibiotics.