Navigation Links
Testimony to Congress Denounces FDA Reliance on Self-Policing
Date:2/26/2008

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Williams, a shrimp fisherman and executive director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, testified today before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Commerce and Energy Committee regarding import seafood safety. Williams criticized the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) reliance on importers to verify food safety and recommended Congress take legislative actions.

"On behalf of the U.S. shrimp industry, I would like to thank Representative Charles Melancon for inviting us to share our experiences with Congress," said Williams. "We appreciate his continued support for equal application of food safety requirements on imported and domestic seafood."

"The FDA has failed to enforce food safety laws on imported seafood. The FDA's approach to imported food safety is to accept unverified representations from importers with only token inspections," explained Williams.

Concerns about the FDA's inability to assure the safety of imported seafood have caused at least eight states to conduct their own testing programs. Repeatedly, these states have found banned substances in the imports they test-seafood allowed by the FDA and the private sector to enter the U.S. market.

Since 2002, the state of Louisiana has had an Emergency Rule in place to test imported shrimp and crawfish for chloramphenicol. It added testing for fluoroquinolones in Chinese and Vietnamese seafood in 2007.

The impact of FDA's failures

The FDA's failure to prevent the importation of contaminated shrimp has a number of negative effects on the U.S. market, the U.S. shrimp industry and U.S. consumers that benefit from a diet of healthful seafood. First and foremost, farmed-shrimp imports contaminated with banned antibiotics, pesticides and other dangerous contaminants put the health of U.S. consumers at serious risk according to sound medical science that is recognized and applied wo
'/>"/>

SOURCE Southern Shrimp Alliance
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NCPA President Steve Girouxs Testimony at FDA Behind the Counter Hearing
2. Governors Health Plan Hides the True Cost of a Mandatory Purchase Requirement, Testimony Shows
3. SHRM Testimony Urges Congress to Fix FMLA
4. Implementers, Advocates, Researchers Call on Congress to Honor Lantos Commitment to Public Health and Human Rights by Placing Evidence over Ideology
5. Governor Rendell Tells Congress Prescription for Pennsylvania Will Improve Health Care Climate for Small Businesses
6. Statement by Robert D. Foreman, President of The Kidney Care Council, Regarding the HHS Report to Congress A Design for a Bundled End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System
7. Congressman Buchanan Tours Florida Clinical Laboratory; Learns Vital Role in Patient Care
8. Congressman Altmire Tours Womens Health Clinical Laboratory; Learns Vital Role in Patient Care
9. Mindray to Exhibit at 2008 European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting
10. Congresswoman Sutton Leads National Effort to Place Life-Saving AEDs in Americas Schools
11. Congress Poised to Reauthorize Legislation Aimed at Dramatic Expansion of Global HIV and AIDS Programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2015 ... experienced strong growth during the past five years. The ... individuals who are unable to fully care for themselves, ... the growing need for dementia care for seniors with ... to rise at an annualized rate of 4.1% to ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... Carinsurancequotesinfo.com has released a new blog ... injuries caused by a car accident. , ... a vehicle. A policy can pay for car repairs ... should always carry appropriate coverage when they are driving. ... bought with several important riders that offer extra coverage ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... Carinsurancehints.com has released a new blog post explaining how ... protection against fire damage. , Clients can now find ... vehicle is set intentionally on fire. This type of damages ... other things. , It is possible to compare the ... http://www.carinsurancehints.com/ , in just a few minutes. Clients should ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... "I wanted to live a ... healthful juice that contained essential vitamins, minerals and ... increases my energy, improves skin elasticity and gives ... Tapp's Juice to contain fruits, vegetables and other ... and mental fatigue. It features a great taste. ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... Insuranceautoquote.info has released a new blog post explaining ... , Clients can review important auto insurance quotes ... provides important advantages for clients who need affordable financial ... not have coverage for their vehicles can purchase a ... hour. Many agencies offer important discounts and drivers can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Residential Senior Care Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Residential Senior Care Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:Auto Insurance Plans Can Cover Physical Injuries Caused By An Accident! 2Health News:Online Auto Insurance Quotes For Plans That Cover Fire Damages! 2Health News:Clients Can Review Car Insurance Quotes Online To Find Low Cost Offers! 2
... March 22 Speaker Nancy Pelosi , House Leaders, and Committee Chairs held an enrollment ceremony in the Capitol today to ... the Senate bill by a vote of 219 to 212.  Below are the Speaker,s remarks: , ... ... ...
... , March 22 The House of Representatives, ... most significant improvements and changes in long-term care in a ... Home Reform Act of 1987, championed provisions in the bill ... improve the safety of people receiving care in long-term care ...
... cognitive decline four times greater than those with no cognitive ... University Medical Center in Chicago. The results of the study, ... rate of cognitive decline in Alzheimer,s disease, are published in ... the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...
... A new study ... in the diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza by predicting which patients are likely to become ... Oak Brook, IL (Vocus) March ... x-rays may play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza by predicting ...
... ... Vitchoff to help him prepare for the ISSF World Cup competition. With less time to ... him "train smart". The result for Richmond was the US Gold Medal in Men,s Double ... Pittsburgh, PA ...
... patients less likely than whites, Hispanics to receive all ... News) -- Many black patients may not receive the ... and Hispanic patients do, the results of a U.S. ... data from 1,181 hospitals participating in the American Heart ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pelosi Remarks at Enrollment Ceremony for Senate Health Insurance Reform Bill 2Health News:Health Care Reform Bill Will Also Improve Long-Term Care 2Health News:Health Care Reform Bill Will Also Improve Long-Term Care 3Health News:Cognition declines 4 times faster in people with Alzheimer's disease than those with no dementia 2Health News:Chest X-rays Can Help Predict Which H1N1 Patients Are at Greatest Risk 2Health News:Chest X-rays Can Help Predict Which H1N1 Patients Are at Greatest Risk 3Health News:PA Hypnosis Center Uses 'Smart Training' Sports Psychology for Gold Medal Success 2Health News:PA Hypnosis Center Uses 'Smart Training' Sports Psychology for Gold Medal Success 3Health News:Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... HILL, N.C. , April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the creation of many new forms of provider ... Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The rapid evolution of ... to adapt their access, pricing and service delivery ... networks. To help the pharma sector ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015 Inivata, ... company announced today that their presence at the 2015 American ... a presentation by co-founder Nitzan Rosenfeld and a ... attending April 18 th - 22 nd . ... plasma using ctDNA , forms part of a ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , Apr. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "ADME-Toxicology Testing - Global Strategic Business Report" ... analyzes the worldwide markets for ADME-Toxicology Testing in US$ ... In-Vitro), and ADME Testing. The report provides ... , Japan , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharmaceutical Industry Struggling to Better Serve Provider Networks Such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) 2Inivata Co-founder Nitzan Rosenfeld to Present at AACR Annual Meeting 2ADME-Toxicology Testing (In-Vivo, & In-Vitro) Market - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Pharma Industry Renews Focus on Cost Optimization 2
... The American Association of,Health Freedom and the ... at the Baromedical Research,Institute and Louisiana State ... the successful treatment of chronic traumatic brain ... (2007 Oct 12;1174:120-9),are purportedly the first-ever demonstration ...
... Statement and National HIV/AIDS Elimination Act, NEW YORK, ... role of,advancing prophetic social justice ministry, Black clergy are ... for theologically,sound HIV/AIDS public policy. Working with the National ... live up to the biblical,mandate that calls us to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Researchers Report First Successful Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury 2Statement From The National Conclave on HIV/AIDS Policy for Black Clergy 2Statement From The National Conclave on HIV/AIDS Policy for Black Clergy 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: