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Seafood Industry Seeks Rigorous Safety Systems for Imported Products



The Southern Shrimp Alliance, a grouping of the U.S. warm water wild shrimp fishery from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, in advocated such a position in testimony on Monday before the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety. The alliance said the current FDA relies solely on point-of-entry inspection of 1% of imported seafood products as the first and last line of defense, a model, it noted, makes the United States the most attractive market for contaminated seafood products.

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