Imported shrimp causing concern over antibiotic-resistant bacteria, NaturalShrimp says

Hatchery International Staff
May 08, 2019
By Hatchery International Staff
After a March 2019 investigation in Canada revealed that grocery stores were selling imported shrimp containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Dallas, Texas-based aquaculture company NaturalShrimp is reaffirming its antibiotic-free shrimp production system.

NaturalShrimp said it produces shrimp economically in an indoor, all-natural environment, without the use of drugs of any kind. “Our patented technology ensures that harmful organisms cannot harm or destroy the shrimp. Shrimp is the single most consumed seafood in the world, with nine billion pounds eaten annually,” the company stated in a release.

The investigation found shrimp containing bacteria like E.coli and staphylococcus aureus, which are resistant to traditional antibiotics. NaturalShrimp said it uses an enclosed, recirculating salt water system without the use of antibiotics or other toxic chemicals.

“We have developed a safe way to grow shrimp that solves the concern with antibiotics-and other drug resistant bacteria,” said Bill G. Williams, chairman and CEO of NaturalShrimp. “We believe our system will create a disruptive revolution in the growing and harvesting of the world’s most popular seafood.”

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