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USDA Announce Meetings On Catfish Inspection


US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it will be holding two public meetings to hear public comments on the proposed regulation for a mandatory inspection programme of catfish and catfish products.

The proposed ruling would mean that all catfish and catfish products imported to the US would have to come from countries which the FSIS deem as being up to standards in terms of complying with similar FSIS inspections. When entering the US the products would them be checked again.

The proposed rule was published February 24, 2011 in the Federal Register.

The first meeting will be held on May 24 at the Jefferson Auditorium in USDA's South Building from nine am till 12pm. The second meeting will be held in Stoneville, May 26, in the Charles Capp Center at the Delta Research and Extension Center of Mississippi State University also from Nine am till 12pm.

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