EU frets over use of antibiotics in India's primary shrimp production

A miffed Union wants Indian authorities to control overall production, so shrimps meant for domestic market don't end up in Europe


The European Union, which accounts for about 18 per cent of India's seafood exports valued at $5.7 billion, is apparently miffed with no official controls in primary production of shrimps in India. An audit team from EU had visited the Indian farm and processing facilities in November last year. Trade sources in UK said that an EU official, at the recently concluded Brussels Seafood Show, pointed out that official controls in India do not fully cover all primary production. This is undermining the ability of the competent authorities to guarantee that non-eligible ...