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Inspection Program For Siluriformes Fish, Including Catfish

Find resources and information on Siluriformes fish, including catfish.

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for ensuring that meat, poultry, and processed egg products are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled.

FSIS enforces the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act, which require Federal inspection and regulation of meat, poultry, and processed egg products prepared for distribution in commerce for use as human food. Additionally, FSIS enforces the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958, which requires that livestock be handled and slaughtered humanely.

Through the 2008 and 2014 Farm Bills, FSIS now inspects Siluriformes, including catfish, under the Federal Meat Inspection Act.

Have a Question? Submit questions to askfish@fsis.usda.gov.

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Provides information and guidance on applying for an FSIS Federal Grant of Inspection, food defense, import/export policies, plants eligible to export meat (Siluriformes Only) to the United States, and required forms.

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Access guidance information on label procedures, label applications, types of approval, common labeling questions and answers, and information on the responsibilities of FSIS and the establishments regarding label approvals.

On September 1, 2017, all labels requiring FSIS approval must have a label approval on file.

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This page provides information to producers and agricultural businesses to help them maintain compliance with federally defined regulations for their establishments.

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Access laboratory guidebooks and reports.

Timeline for sample collection:

  • Begins after March 1, 2016, at domestic establishments.
  • Begins April 15, 2016, at import establishments.

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Keep abreast of the latest information from FSIS, including upcoming meetings, presentations, and subscription service options.
  • Sign up for the FSIS Constituent Update. This weekly newsletter covers key FSIS topics of interest to external stakeholders, including Siluriformes fish and fish products updates, export requirements, policy updates, testing results, and personnel changes.

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Regulations
Access Federal Register issuances (notices, proposed rules, and interim and final rules); inspection Acts, regulations, Executive Orders, and other guidance.

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Find help, access frequently asked questions, or submit a question.

 

Short URL for this page: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/siluriformes

 

Last Modified Apr 29, 2016