Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Large retailers fight Catfish farmers over proposed rule

A fight has broke out over the broad proposed rule about catfish safety, Wal Mart and other retailers do not want the US agriculture department catfish inspections to cover swai, basa and other Asian whitefish . One of the major concerns is that if the rule should be made law then prices would be pushed up.

“Those offerings would be expected to disappear from store shelves following issuance of a final rule,” said Stephanie Lester, vice president of international trade for the association, reports Arkansas News. “The lack of available product would be expected to cause instantaneous price increases.”

“This is vital to the safety of American consumers and is of vital importance to the survival of the US farm-raised catfish industry,” said Sissy Bridges of Catfish Farmers of America (CFA). Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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