All Catfish Should be Treated Equally!
2016 is an historic year for the safety of the catfish we eat and enjoy. For the first time, foreign-bred catfish and other fish of the Siluriformes order will be held to the same inspection standards as hone-grown U.S. catfish.
In addition, inspection authority will move from the Food and Drug Administration to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This move will mean a more thorough procedures to further ensure the safety of the catfish you put on your table or order in restaurants.
This Website will help you navigate the specifics of the Catfish Inspection Final Rule and what you can do to help make sure the inspection playing field remains level.
What matters at the end of the day, of course, is the peace of mind you’ll gain when you serve catfish. You can read the FULL USDA RULE HERE.
It is long and detailed, if you’d prefer a single-page summary of the rule available for download, you can find that HERE.
Contact your senators and representatives and tell them to protect the safety standards of catfish for American consumers by voting NO on Senate Joint Resolutions 27 and 28.
If you need help finding phone numbers and e-mail addresses for your senators and representatives, just enter your zip code into THIS WEBSITE.Read More