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May 3, 2013



Japan Increases Drug Residue Inspections of Chinese Farmed Shrimp


According to the seafood inspection office in Zhanjiang, China, Japanese authorities have increased inspections for drug residues in farmed shrimp by 30%.


They have also lowered the detection threshold for Furazolidone, a nitrofuran drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.


In 2012, shrimp exports from Zhanjiang to Japan were about 6,508 metric tons.  The new inspection limits are making Chinese shrimp less competitive on the Japanese market.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Japan Tightening Shrimp Inspections from Southern China.  April 30, 2013.


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