FDA Set To Ease Import Barriers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may soon loosen import restrictions imposed last June on Chinese shrimp, catfish, basa, dace and eel, according to a report last week by USA Today. The FDA announced the restrictions last year after several shipments of Chinese seafood tested positive for antimicrobial drugs such as nitrofurans and malachite green, which are prohibited in U.S. aquaculture operations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may soon loosen import restrictions imposed last June on Chinese shrimp, catfish, basa, dace and eel, according to a report last week by USA Today.

The FDA announced the restrictions last year after several shipments of Chinese seafood tested positive for antimicrobial drugs such as nitrofurans and malachite green, which are prohibited in U.S. aquaculture operations due to their potential to pose long-term cancer risks in humans.

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