1998N-0359 - Program Priorities in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nurtrition; Request for Comments
FDA Comment Number : EC280
Submitter : Ms. Cathy Verret Date & Time: 09/01/2004 06:09:23
Organization : Product Awareness Consulting, LLC
Health Professional
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Shrimp is the number-one choice for Americans who eat seafood. But more than 80 percent of the shrimp Americans eat is imported, and it comes with more than cocktail sauce. Imported shrimp?raised in coastal farms around the world?is often tainted with the FDA-banned chemicals chloramphenicol and nitrofurons, which can cause neurological disorders, intestinal problems and anemia.

I implore you to require all consumer-bound shrimp to be tested for harmful chemicals.