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Catfish Farmers of America urge for USDA inspection implementation

Catfish Farmers of America members, Source: Catfish Farmers of America Catfish Farmers of America members, Source: Catfish Farmers of America
WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) -

The Catfish Farmers of America recently met with members of the Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi congressional delegations to encourage transferring catfish inspection authority from the Food and Drug Administration to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"American consumers deserve quality inspection of the products they purchase," said Bari Cain, President of CFA.

USDA inspection will prevent consumers from being exposed to products that originate from countries who do not obey the same strict safety standards as we do.

"CFA supports USDA catfish inspections because we know that the Food and Drug Administration provides insufficient safeguards for the American consumer. By FDA's own admission, they inspect a shockingly low percentage of the seafood coming into the United States,” continued Bari Cain.

The meetings ended with an annual fish fry serving U.S. farm-raised catfish in the nation's capital.

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