Top 10 SeafoodSource shrimp stories

Published on
May 9, 2016

10_Shrimp_9.jpg9.) Buyer boycott? 

A report from the Associated Press released last year detailing a series of human rights violations at shrimp processing houses in Thailand caused many suppliers and buyers within the industry to re-evaluate their shrimp-purchasing practices. The report, which named Thai Union Group as one major shrimp supplier associated with third-party processors linked to forced labor, even prompted one major U.S. supermarket chain to temporarily stop sourcing shrimp from Thailand altogether:

“AP painted a very bad picture. Obviously, it is something we don’t want to be associated with. We temporarily stopped purchasing shrimp from Thailand, until they get a handle on what is going on,” said the buyer to SeafoodSource.

Read more here: http://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/are-u-s-buyers-boycotting-thailand-shrimp

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