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Some fear EU ban on Indian seafood as more products show antibiotic traces

EU is India's third largest seafood market.

The European Union is the third largest market for Indian seafood exporters, but as more traces of anticiotics are found, UK importers speculate the EU may ban Indian aquaculture products, according to the Business Standard.

"In the light of what we know, it would be no surprise if we see the commission put up a proposal at the standing committees that Indian aquaculture product be banned completely," said a Seafish advisor, according to the news site. "The commission is having a summer shutdown at the moment, so no meetings will be taking place until September. We will look out for developments."

In June, the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASSF) reported a frozen Pacific white shrimp shipment from India was stopped at the border in the Netherlands; a shipment of frozen peeled IQF whiteleg shrimp from India was rejected at the Belgium border; a frozen white shrimp shipment from Vietnam was rejected at the German border; and a frozen shrimp shipment from India was rejected at the Danish border.

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