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Archives February 2014

Feb
27
2014

Russia Bans Vietnamese Pangasius; Antibiotics and Pathogens Found

The Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights barred imports of Vietnamese pangasius on January 31 until further notice. Russian inspectors in December found unacceptable levels of antibiotics and hormones. The Russian government also found E. coli and listeria in fish products from almost half of the Vietnamese exporting farms, which included 16 out of 35 facilities, according to the Itar-Tass news service.

Feb
13
2014

New Farm Bill Brings USDA Inspections and Insurance to U.S. Catfish Farmers

The Catfish Institute and Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) applaud House and Senate lawmakers for reaching agreement on a new five-year farm bill that reauthorizes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) catfish inspection program and creates a crop insurance program for catfish. The new bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 7.

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