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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.

May
15
2015

Alabama and Arkansas Stiffen Country of Origin Labeling of Catfish-like Imports

To make it easier for consumers to obtain information they need when ordering catfish in restaurants, Alabama and Arkansas have amended their country of origin labeling requirements.

May
5
2015

Supermarket Share of Local Food Sales Growing Rapidly

A new USDA study finds that supermarkets are devoting more space to locally and regionally grown foods.

Apr
14
2015

Falling Quality and Safety of Vietnamese Pangasius Harms Exports to Europe

European Union distributors are acting on long-standing concerns about the quality of the controversial Vietnamese pangasius (sold as basa, tra and swai)

Mar
27
2015

Asian Seafood Producers Use Slaves and Coerced Labor to Supply U.S.

Worker abuse, including slavery and coerced labor, is a continuing problem in Asian seafood production, according to a recent Associated Press investigation that mirrors findings of the U.S. Department of State’s 2014 report on Human Trafficking.

Feb
11
2015

Pangasius Producers Sacrifice Quality to Keep Prices Low

Jan
15
2015

Chinese Regulator Calls Food and Drug Safety “Grim”

Food and drug safety in China is “grim” and requires stronger oversight, China’s Food and Drug Administration recently said, according to the Reuters News Service.

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.

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