USDA Changes Catfish Inspection Rules to Allow for Case-by-Case Approvals for New Pangasius Shippers
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 8, 2016
The USDA announced changes to its Catfish Inspection Program that will allow for new overseas catfish exporters to apply for a permit to ship product to the US market.
This changes how the program was originally set up since in the final rule. As of the March 1 implementation of the USDA program, overseas exporters that never shipped fish to the US market were banned from seeking export approval until that country’s entire fishery food safety system was approved by the FSIS as having an equivalent process to the US.
However, the USDA revised its implementation strategy as follows...
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