FDA refuses seafood imports over antibiotics, salmonella

Published on
May 8, 2018

The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) refused several seafood imports in April for banned antibiotics, veterinary drug residues, and salmonella contamination.

Shrimp with banned antibiotics accounted for three of the 116 total seafood entry line refusals, while 12 seafood shipments from China (10 eel and two tilapia) were refused for veterinary drug residue contamination.

The FDA also refused 10 shrimp lots due to salmonella in April, after refusing 13 shipments in March due to salmonella. 

Through the first four months of this year, the FDA has already refused 46 entry lines of shrimp for salmonella, with most originating from India.

The three companies that had shrimp imports detained due to banned antibiotics in April were: Llaos Acuacultura SA de CV in Mexico,  M/S. Milesh Marine Exports in India, and Rao Ping Le Ja Seafood Development in China.

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