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Archives March 2013

Mar
27
2013

MS COOL Bill Update

March 27, 2013 — Earlier this month, Mississippi amended its catfish Country of Origin Labeling law to require restaurants to also identify the origin of catfish-like pangasius (also sold as basa, tra and swai) served to customers.

Mar
19
2013

Fed Budget Cuts Imperil Seafood Import Safety

March 19, 2013 — Across-the-board federal “sequestration” budget cuts mean 2,100 fewer food safety inspections and increased risks for consumers, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

Mar
14
2013

TCI Returns to Boston Seafood Show

March 14, 2013 — The Catfish Institute carried its promotion of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish to Boston this week for the 2013 International Boston Seafood Show, held March 10-12 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Mar
6
2013

AARP Recommends Catfish as Superfood

March 6, 2013 — Catfish is among six species AARP Magazine cited in its February/March 2013 issue as “packed with disease fighting nutrients.” Specifically, AARP says catfish:

Mar
1
2013

Fox News Covers Seafood Labeling Fraud

March 1, 2013 — The problem of mislabeled fish sold to American consumers has been the subject of many investigative news reports in recent years. Although such fraud continues to gain attention, the problem persists. As much as 50-percent of seafood offered on restaurant menus is not the species listed, according to the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times and, most recently, Fox News.

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