Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Delta Catfish May Soon Be Checked by USDA

MS DELTA (WLBT) - The Delta's Catfish industry hopes it will soon be checked for safety by the USDA.

The Delta Council Board Of Directors, a group of agricultural and business interests endorsed a proposal to add catfish to the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Program.

The proposal is supported by the Catfish Farmers Of America. Catfish farmers also want the Obama administration to include Vietnamese imports as catfish so they also can be covered by the new inspections. The USDA regulates all meat products but not seafood . Those inspections are conducted by the food and drug administration.

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