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Nov
4
2016

Asian and U.S. Consumers Worry About Chinese Food Safety

China’s worries about the safety of its food are growing while U.S. consumers remain concerned about imported Chinese food.

May
24
2016

USDA-FSIS Inspection Halts Dangerous Vietnamese Pangasius Shipment

The USDA-FSIS Inspection Program for catfish and catfish-like species has been operating for mere days and has found two contaminated shipments of pangasisus from Vietnam.

May
19
2016

Widespread Antibiotic Use leads U.S. to Block Malaysian Shrimp

Use of potentially dangerous antibiotics by Asian seafood farmers recently led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue new Import Alerts on Malaysian shrimp.

Apr
6
2016

Imported Seafood Remains Top Violator of U.S. Food Safety Standards

Fishery and seafood products accounted for the majority of imported food shipments refused by the FDA, according to a recent United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysis of all FDA Import Refusals of food products…

Mar
10
2016

U.S. Catfish Farmers Promote Industry at Seafood Expo North America

The Catfish Institute carried its promotion of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish to Boston earlier this week for the 2016 Seafood Expo North America, held March 6-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Mar
2
2016

Catfish Farmers of America names 2016 Catfish Farmers of the Year

The Catfish Institute congratulates the Catfish Farmers of America’s 2016 Catfish Farmers of the Year named at CFA’s annual convention held recently in Nashville, Tenn.

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.

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.

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