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Nov
5
2013

Arsenic in Vietnamese Fresh Water Highlights Pollution Dangers

“The ever-expanding gravity and danger” of pollution and “environmental degradation” raises health risks and costs for Vietnamese citizens, a recent government conference concluded. The severity of Vietnam’s water pollution – including arsenic and lead found in fresh water and in products made with water – is driving up the cost of the communist nation’s healthcare.

Oct
21
2013

Catfish Health Benefits Touted by LIVESTRONG Organization

An article on LIVESTRONG.com recently touted the many benefits of catfish as part of a healthy diet, citing studies conducted by the USDA, and two professional studies published in medical journals.

Oct
5
2013

Federal Shutdown Hobbles Food Import Inspections

The Federal Government shutdown is leading to cuts in imported food inspections because the Food and Drug Administration lacks the funds to operate fully, reports Food Poisoning Bulletin. The FDA is responsible for the safety of imported seafood including Asian-farmed catfish and the catfish-like species pangasius (basa, tra and swai) frequently sold as catfish in restaurants.

Sep
30
2013

America’s Catfish Farmers Harmed by Unfair Dumping of Vietnamese Fish

The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that fish producers in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have been unfairly selling the catfish-like species pangasius (basa, tra and swai) in the United States at prices below true market value. This “dumping” of fish, often sold in restaurants as catfish, has seriously harmed the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Industry. Americans eat more than 70 percent of catfish they consume in restaurants.

Sep
19
2013

Formaldehyde Found in Vietnamese and Chinese Fish in NC

At least 25 percent of fish imported from Asian countries — predominately Vietnam and China — purchased at Raleigh, North Carolina area supermarkets contained formaldehyde, Food Safety News reported. The levels of formaldehyde in the fish, found and confirmed by private and North Carolina State University researchers, were higher than the minute traces of the carcinogenic chemical found in nature. The levels found in the tainted fish are banned for use in food within the United States.

Sep
9
2013

Chinese Chicken

September 9, 2013 — Chicken nuggets approved for processing in China for export to American consumers will likely not meet U.S. food safety standards, according to Shanghai-based Adam Minter, a news correspondent for Bloomberg World View.

Aug
19
2013

PFG Promo

August 19, 2013 — Performance Foodservice and The Catfish Institute have partnered to discover which restaurant serves America’s favorite U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish.

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.

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