New Bill Would Require Disclosure Of Imported Shrimp

In this photo taken on July 13, 2017, shrimp are seen along a conveyor belt as they are processed at the Khanh Sung Seafood Company in the My Xuyen district in southern Vietnam.(Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Restaurants in Louisiana may soon be required to identify if the shrimp or crawfish they're serving is imported under a new bill in the House.

The bill already unanimously passed through the House Committee on Health and Welfare due to the risks associated with foreign shrimp. In the past, shellfish from southeast Asia were found to have unsafe levels of illegal antibiotics.

If the bill were to pass, consumers must be notified in order to avoid a health code violation.

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