NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. Department of Commerce defended its inspection program for wild American shrimp, after one product line became caught up in a net of controversy over quality standards. The Commerce Department response came after a group of Louisiana shrimp processors complained Emeril's Louisiana Shrimp were substandard and giving a black eye to the nascent wild American shrimp industry. One of the fishermen was quoted as saying bags of Emeril shrimp had "broken tails, some pieces ...
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