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Aug
16
2013

Growth Hormone Free

August 16, 2013 — Following news that leading American food producers and processors will no longer purchase meat treated with controversial hormones, the nation’s largest aquaculture industry, U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, reminded American consumers that its products have always been free of growth hormones.

Aug
1
2013

National Catfish Month

August 1, 2013 — To honor the hard work and innovations of America’s catfish farmers, the month of August was designated by congress as National Catfish Month. Happy Catfish Month!

Jul
8
2013

Food Import Inspections Fall as Foodborne Diseases Rise

July 8, 2013 — The safety of imported food is “largely unverified” due to a lack of funds, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its agency, the Food and Drug Administration, recently told Congress.

Jul
1
2013

New MS COOL Law

July 1, 2013 — Effective today, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for catfish and catfish-like species became stronger, thanks to support from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, legislative leaders and the state’s catfish industry.

Jun
26
2013

U.S. Catfish the Safe, Green Choice

June 26, 2013 — U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is the best choice compared to imported basa or tra, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) reports. U.S. Catfish are a “healthy, well managed” fish raised on environmentally friendly farms.

Jun
10
2013

Consumer Groups Support USDA Catfish Oversight

June 10, 2013 — As the United States Senate debates the 2013 Farm Bill,
legislators should consider the reasons consumers will benefit from transferring oversight of catfish and catfish-like species from the FDA to the USDA:

May
31
2013

REMINDER: WPI Regional Industry Meetings

In the last few years, there has been unprecedented volatility in the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry. From meetings held in 2012 and early 2013, it has become clear that a unified approach to the future of the industry is needed.

May
29
2013

WPI Regional Industry Meetings

In the last few years, there has been unprecedented volatility in the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry. From meetings held in 2012 and early 2013, it has become clear that a unified approach to the future of the industry is needed.

May
16
2013

Europe Worries about Pangasius Safety and Labeling Fraud

May 16, 2013 — Ireland’s Food Safety Authority found that one-third or more of “cod” sold in Dublin is actually cheaper, mislabeled species including Vietnamese-farmed pangasius (basa, tra and swai) and Chinese-raised tilapia, the Irish Independent reported.

May
2
2013

New Legislation to Fight Seafood Fraud, Improve

May 10, 2013 — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) today offered praise for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service, which announced plans Wednesday to purchase up to $10 million in frozen U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including charitable institutions.

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