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.