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Nov
26
2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Catfish Institute!

On behalf of the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Oct
31
2014

There’s an app for that

Yes, indeed! The Catfish Institute has launched a new smartphone app that allows catfish lovers to explore recipes, watch cooking videos and learn more about the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry — all in the palm of the hand.

Oct
16
2014

Catfish Industry Launches New Television Campaign

This weekend, the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry will launch a new television advertising campaign aimed at raising awareness among Southern catfish eaters.

Oct
10
2014

Brazil Halts Vietnamese Pangasius Imports Due to Sanitary Problems

Brazil has halted pangasius imports from Vietnam due to sanitary
concerns (such as bacterial contaminants and pesticides) and worries about diseased
fish.

Sep
26
2014

Eating Fish May Prevent Hearing Loss in Women

Eating two servings of fish each week may prevent hearing
loss in women, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)
in Boston.

Sep
3
2014

Avoid Chicken and Tilapia From China

“I would not eat food from China,” said Michael Doyle, Professor
of Microbiology at the University of Georgia and a food safety advisor to the FDA
and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Aug
21
2014

Traceability is One Key to Safe Seafood

Twenty-two percent of the world’s seafood is mislabeled, according to Oceana, the largest organization focused on protecting oceans and seafood safety. These findings of a new global study are consistent with surveys that find between 25 and 50 percent of seafood sold by U.S. retailers is mislabeled.

Aug
1
2014

August is National Catfish Month

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
24
2014

Drug-resistant “Bug” in Imported Seafood Poses “Public Health Emergency”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that bacteria highly resistant to carbapenem, an antibiotic of last resort, were recently found by Canadian researchers in squid imported from South Korea that was for sale in a grocery store. The global emergence of carbapenem-resistant organisms is a “public health emergency,” according to research published by the CDC.

Jul
9
2014

California Senate Passes Seafood Fraud Legislation

The California Senate recently passed legislation to make it unlawful for any person to knowingly sell or offer to sell at wholesale or retail any fresh, frozen, or processed food fish or shellfish without accurately identifying the species. A violation would be punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail. The bill (S.B. 1138), modeled on similar legislation passed in the state of Washington, now goes to the California Assembly for consideration.

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