This toxicology study compares wild-caught shrimp from California and the Gulf of Mexico with farmed Indonesian red shrimp (prawns) and farmed Indonesian whiteleg shrimp.


The main goal of these tests is to detect any kind of contaminants that might be harmful to humans or to the marine ecosystem.

Certified lab results from

Test Subjects

  • Californian Ridgeback Prawn (Sicyonia ingentis)
  • Mexican Gulf White Shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus)
  • Indonesian Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon)
  • Indonesian White (Whiteleg) Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
  • Summary

    We tested for chemical, radiation and heavy metal contaminants. Small traces of lead mercury, cadmium and arsenic were detected.


    No warnings indicated.