FDA Issues Alert on China-Farmed Seafood

Frustrated by repeated contaminated shipments, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced a public warning on farmed seafood imported from China.

WASHINGTON — Frustrated by repeated contaminated shipments, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced a public warning on farmed seafood imported from China. The “import alert” applies to five species of farmed product: catfish, shrimp, basa, dace and eel, the last of which was already being held at the border as the result of a separate alert issued last year. According to officials, traces of antimicrobial drugs like malachite green and nitrofurans were found in specimens tested

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