US refuses imports from Ecuadorian, Indian shrimp companies due to nitrofurans

FDA Inspectors examining shipments of product.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started the first few weeks of 2023 by adding an Indian shrimp exporter and an Ecuadorian shrimp exporter to its import alert list for the use of Nitrofurans.

The FDA added Indian shrimp exporter Suryamitra Exim PVT Ltd. and Ecuadorian shrimp exporter Propemar S.A. to Import Alert 16-129, “Detention Without Physical Examination of Seafood Products Due to Nitrofurans,” the FDA announced in a press release. The addition to the import alert authorizes port authorities to detain shipments from the two companies until it is demonstrated that the products are free of drug residues …

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

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