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May 31, 2013


Antibiotic Residues Found in Shrimp Exports


On May 28, 2013, the National Agro Forestry Fisheries Quality Assurance (NAFIQAD) under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development released a list of 24 seafood companies whose products will now have to obtain food quality certificates from the government before they can be shipped to foreign markets.  The move was taken after Japanese and Canadian authorities found many batches of seafood from Vietnam that contained high residues of antibiotics.  In July 2012, four Vietnamese seafood exporters violating the food safety regulations of Japan and Canada; in July 2013, that number rose to 24.  Antibiotics were found in shrimp, octopus and tilapia.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Vietnam Requires 24 Companies to Pass Residue Screening Tests Before Exporting Seafood.  Ken Coons (  May 29, 2013.



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