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Dec
30
2015

Seafood COOL Unaffected by WTO’s Ruling on Meat Labeling

The World Trade Organization (WTO) recently authorized Canada and Mexico to impose retaliatory tariffs on certain U.S. meat products…

Dec
23
2015

Happy Holidays From The Catfish Institute

Dec
2
2015

USDA Releases Final Catfish Inspection Rule in Big Win for American Consumers

The United States Department of Agriculture released its final rule to establish an inspection program for U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish and catfish-like imports.

Nov
4
2015

Farm to School Meals Program

According to the most recent USDA data available (2013-2014 school year), 42,000 schools nationwide spent about $600 million to purchase locally produced food for their meal programs.

Aug
12
2015

As Horrors Continue, Food Safety is Chinese People’s Biggest Worry

More than three-quarters (77.3 percent) of Chinese said food safety is the biggest threat to their quality of life, according to this year’s annual survey of public attitudes by the government-owned China Youth Daily.

Aug
12
2015

Formaldehyde Found in Vietnamese Swai and Chinese Tilapia on Sale in U.S. Supermarkets

Testing by an NBC affiliated consumer reporter and a North Carolina laboratory found unnaturally high amounts of formaldehyde in four of 15 samples of imported frozen white fish species purchased in national food retail store branches in Greensboro, NC, according to NBC-TV Charlotte.

Jul
16
2015

Arkansas Recipe Winner

Aspen Smith, an 11-year-old from Little Rock is Arkansas’s winner of this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge – a nationwide recipe contest that promotes healthy cooking and eating. The recipe she created, “Arkansas Baked Almond Catfish” was chosen from all the other recipes submitted from Arkansas. The winners – one from each state, plus the four […]

Jun
22
2015

Tilapia Import Refusals Soared 24 Percent in 2014, 35.7 Percent in Q1 2015

The number of FDA Import Refusal actions against tilapia shipments increased by 24 percent last year, from 62 to 82 refusal actions.

Jun
12
2015

Catfish Farmers of America Visit Federal Lawmakers, Urge USDA Implementation

The Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) recently met with members of the Alabama congressional delegation to encourage transferring catfish inspection authority from the Food and Drug Administration to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jun
2
2015

Public Interest Group and Congresswoman Cite Asian Seafood Safety “Problem”

As Congress continues debating the Pacific Rim free-trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, seafood safety experts say the free-trade agreement could reduce the safety of food imports.

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