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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 — 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.