KRVS Local
2:06 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Imported Shrimp

Shrimp remains a vital commodity not only to the state but to the entire country, with Louisiana being the number one provider of shrimp in the nation. However, the threat of imported shrimp from overseas markets is not only harming the economy but also posing a risk to consumer’s health. With over 80 percent of the shrimp consumed in the United States being imports, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act allowing the FDA to force a strict ban on toxic shrimp and enforce a more extensive testing method to ensure that the seafood is safe to eat. 

Fresh, Louisiana Shrimp right off the boat at the dock in Delcambre, LA.
Credit Blair Blanchard
by Blair Blanchard