US shrimp body concerned over EMS (early mortality syndrome) threat – The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents more than 2000 individuals and small businesses, has issued a letter expressing its concerns over early mortality syndrome (EMS) reaching the US. The letter, sent to USDA secretary Tom Vilsack, acting commerce secretary Rebecca Blank and FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, asked what might happen should the shrimp disease reach the US. continued  You can read the full letter here.

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