Move of catfish inspection from USDA to FDA is OK'd by House panel

05/17/2013 | FoodSafetyNews.com

The House Agriculture Committee voted 31-15 in favor of moving the catfish-inspection program from the USDA back to the FDA, which regulates the safety of other seafood products. A comparable bill has been introduced in the Senate. The program, which was created under the 2008 farm bill, was called redundant and wasteful by the Government Accountability Office; the White House also backs its elimination.

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