Banned Antibiotic Found In Imported Shrimp - - The News for South Mississippi

Banned Antibiotic Found In Imported Shrimp

Some imported shrimp is being pulled from the shelves after the Mississippi Department of Agriculture found samples containing a banned antibiotic.

Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell said Monday that products marketed as "Lumar Shrimp, a product of Thailand'' and "Sea Best/Raw Salad Shrimp'' contain the antibiotic Chloramphenicol.

The U-S Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of Chloramphenicol in food production animals because of a number of health effects from human exposure.

Spell says 25 random samples of products imported from China, Ecuador, Thailand, Venezuela or Vietnam were tested during June and July.

Powered by Frankly