FDA Completes Transferring Catfish Inspection Duties to USDA
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] May 4, 2016
The FDA says it has completed transferring catfish inspection duties to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The program was passed last November and requires that domestic and imported catfish of the siluriformes order be subject to mandatory inspection by the USDA. The program was engulfed in controversy for being duplicative and costly.
Primary inspection responsibilities for catfish were transferred to FSIS on March 1, 2016 for domestic producers and on April 15, 2016 for importers. FSIS is already working with firms associated with these types of fish and fish products...
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