FDA Issues Import Alert on Peninsular Malaysian Shrimp

April 18, 2016

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Import Alert 16-136, “Detention without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Shrimp and Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia Due to Presence of Drug Residues from Unapproved Animal Drugs or the Presence of Unsafe Food Additives.” Import Alert 16-136 follows a massive increase in the number of shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA for reasons related to veterinary drug residues beginning in 2014.

Fruge Seafood Brings Crawfish From a Louisiana Farm to Dallas Restaurants


Being in full swing of crawfish season, we're guaranteed a choice of multiple boils every weekend in Dallas. The atmosphere of people gathering around community tables to pop tails and suck heads while guzzling beer is truly something to behold. Now approaching the end of season, these little bug-eyed morsels are reaching full maturity. At nearly every boil we either pose or hear questions such as, “I wonder how fresh these are,” or “How long does it take for them to get to Dallas?” There’s one company that ensures they reach our tables as fresh as possible — and in fact, owner and President Mike Fruge of Fruge Seafood has been delivering them to Dallas himself from Branch, Louisiana, for more than 20 years.

Eleven La. chefs will compete Louisiana seafood title

April 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on May 28 in New Orleans.