All shrimp produced using SIRSFT will be HACCP compliant:
According to the FDA, HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
Food producers in the U.S.A must have and implement a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plan. Such a plan applies to imported seafood products as well. the Imported Seafood Products Compliance Program (CP 7303.844) provides regulatory coverage of imported fish and fishery products. Historically, FDA has controlled imports by reviewing customs entries, conducting field exams, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, and placing products and processors with a history of problems on detention without physical examination. This surveillance program addresses the control of pathogens, filth, parasites, decomposition, aquaculture drugs, bio-toxins, and illegal food and color additives in imported fish and fishery products. These efforts continue under the present compliance program, and are an important component of the import control strategy.
With the promulgation of the Seafood HACCP regulation, there is now a second component in the import control strategy. Under the HACCP system of controls, the importer and the foreign processor share the responsibility for seafood safety. Foreign processors that ship fish or fishery products to the U.S. must operate in conformance with the Seafood HACCP Regulation. In addition, importers are required to take steps to verify that their imported products are obtained from foreign processors that comply with the Seafood HACCP Regulation. This Compliance Program provides instructions for the inspection of importers to verify that the products they offer for entry are obtained from foreign processors that are in compliance with the requirements of the Seafood HACCP Regulation.
Despite the regulations there is significant non-compliance with respect to shrimp imported from southeast Asian countries. In fact only 1% of shrimp imported is inspected by the FDA. See – Imported Shrimp: Reports of Non-Compliance with Seafood HACCP.