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Breaking: FDA To Detain All China Farm-Raised Catfish, Shrimp And Other Seafood
FOX ^ | 06/28/07 | Unknown

Posted on 06/28/2007 12:07:14 PM PDT by Froufrou

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: boycottchina; foodsafety; foodsupply; hazmat
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1 posted on 06/28/2007 12:07:20 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

Good.


2 posted on 06/28/2007 12:08:42 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: Froufrou

BTTT


3 posted on 06/28/2007 12:09:26 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Froufrou

Good start. Now do it with all other Chinese junk.


4 posted on 06/28/2007 12:09:28 PM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: Froufrou
They shouldn't be detaining they should be rejecting and reshipping all this inedible garbage that China has been shipping that makes all people unaccustomed to their diseases sick!

Next, all goods manufactured in China should be rejected and shipped back. Wal-Mart and Target will go out of business.

5 posted on 06/28/2007 12:10:28 PM PDT by GFritsch ('All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved'." -)
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To: Froufrou

Do not serve fish on melamine - fish already full of melamine


6 posted on 06/28/2007 12:10:35 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Froufrou

You got to be kidding. You know how many people this effects. I think most of the American consumption of farm raised shrimp and catfish comes from overseas.


7 posted on 06/28/2007 12:10:53 PM PDT by Orange1998 (4 Real)
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To: Froufrou
They’re going to hold seafood from China at US ports of entry until the Chinese can prove that it’s safe. Yummy.
8 posted on 06/28/2007 12:11:00 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's like people who hate corn bread and hate anchovies, but love cornchovie bread.)
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To: Orange1998
Louisiana shrimpers gotta be loving this.

Good. Chuck Fina. Only real Louisiana shrimp and catfish for real Americans!

9 posted on 06/28/2007 12:13:12 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Froufrou

The FDA’s in for a big State Dept. smackdown.


10 posted on 06/28/2007 12:14:44 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Froufrou

Great - this poison has got to be stopped - we cannot rely on third world sanitation and ethics in creating our food supply...


11 posted on 06/28/2007 12:15:39 PM PDT by LikeLight (tagline expired - do you wish to renew?)
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To: Orange1998

Doesn’t effect me. I only eat farm raised cat fish from Lake Okeechobee at a little place called the Catfish House in Stuart, Florida. Best southern food around.

Sorry for the tangent. Always good to hear of a crackdown on China


12 posted on 06/28/2007 12:15:57 PM PDT by jhpigott
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To: The KG9 Kid
Georgia Shrimp is good too.

My parents live in Darien GA, Shrimp Capital of the SE. You can go and buy shrimp off the dock for Cheap -- and if you bring your own bucket and buy them before they run them through the sorter, for Cheap Cheap.

13 posted on 06/28/2007 12:16:15 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Froufrou
WASHINGTON — Imports of five species of farmed Chinese seafood will be detained until they can be shown free of potentially dangerous antibiotics, U.S. government health officials said Thursday.

The Food and Drug Administration said it would detain the catfish, basa, shrimp, dace and eel after repeated testing has turned up contamination with drugs unapproved in the United States for use in farmed seafood.

The announcement was only the latest in an expanding series of problems with imported Chinese products that seemingly permeate U.S. society, from its playrooms to its prisons.

Beyond the fish, federal regulators have warned consumers in recent weeks about lead paint in toy trains, defective tires and toothpaste made with diethylene glycol, a toxic ingredient more commonly found in antifreeze. All the products were imported from China.

China, meanwhile, insisted Thursday that the safety of its products was "guaranteed," making a rare direct comment on spreading international fears over tainted and adulterated exports.

14 posted on 06/28/2007 12:17:19 PM PDT by technomage (The true Conservative politician will win every time.)
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To: Froufrou

I sure hope Duncan Hunter gets some traction from all of these crazy China fleece-trading deals. He’s the only presidential candidate in the race with a focus on how this kind of thing affects normal Americans.


15 posted on 06/28/2007 12:18:21 PM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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To: GFritsch
Wal-Mart and Target will go out of business.

And tens of thousands of American jobs will be gone. With less pressure on other stores to compete, prices will rise.

I don't like the fact that we are funding China any more than you do, but we've got to anticipate and compensate for the unintended consequences!

16 posted on 06/28/2007 12:18:55 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: mom4kittys; LucyT; JACKRUSSELL

peiping


17 posted on 06/28/2007 12:19:35 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Boycott China)
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To: Froufrou

REASON FOR
ALERT: There has been an extensive commercialization and an increased
consumption rate of aquaculture seafood products. As this
industry grows, the use of unapproved new animal drugs and the
misuse of approved new animal drugs in seafood raised through
aquaculture also grows. The use of unapproved new animal drugs
will have an impact on the safety of aquaculture products for
consumers.

GUIDANCE: Districts may detain without physical examination the products
from the firms identified on the attachment to this alert.

For questions or issues concerning science, science policy,
analysis, preparation, or analytical methodology, contact the
Division of Field Science at (301) 827-7605.

http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/ora_import_ia16124.html


18 posted on 06/28/2007 12:20:11 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: JimRed
And tens of thousands of American jobs will be gone.

Not if we start manufacturing our own products again.
19 posted on 06/28/2007 12:20:54 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: Froufrou

This is starting to get really ugly with Chinese made products across the board.


20 posted on 06/28/2007 12:21:34 PM PDT by Badeye ("In 2 weeks, I join the list of UNEMPLOYED". ...Goldi-Lox (karma comes around))
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To: manic4organic; Jaysun; silverleaf

I’m with you: organic, all the way. Now I’m wondering about all the canned meat products from Argentina, etc. Crap, I may have to go vegan after all. :o(


21 posted on 06/28/2007 12:23:38 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: technomage; Calpernia; janetgreen; mom4kittys
China, meanwhile, insisted Thursday that the safety of its products was "guaranteed,"

ROFLMBO!

22 posted on 06/28/2007 12:24:15 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: CottonBall
Not if we start manufacturing our own products again.

That's why I said that we've got to anticipate and compensate for the unintended consequences. Don't chuck the old system until the new one is up and running.

23 posted on 06/28/2007 12:24:42 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: Froufrou

Great. Thanks FDA for raising the prices at my local fish restaurant. I can’t tell you from the bottom of my heart how much I look forward to more regulation from the federal government to ‘protect’ me.


24 posted on 06/28/2007 12:24:43 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; MamaDearest

heads up ping...

Going to start buying all my food from local farmers.


25 posted on 06/28/2007 12:25:02 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (The most dangerous man is the one with nothing to lose.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Ping for some good (but overdue) news


26 posted on 06/28/2007 12:25:11 PM PDT by indcons (Please call and thank Sens. Sessions, DeMint, and Vitter. They deserve our praise and gratitude.)
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To: Badeye; All

The keyword anymore, I think, is “farm-raised” as opposed to the desirable “fresh caught.”


27 posted on 06/28/2007 12:25:52 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Badeye
This is starting to get really ugly with Chinese made products across the board.

Agreed. But I'm still wondering as far as food goes, how are we supposed to know where it came from, if distributors don't have to list it? I'll bet there are plenty of these fish in the stores and restaurants already.

28 posted on 06/28/2007 12:25:55 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Froufrou

Maybe shrimp will get their taste back now. Ever notice how shrimp doesn’t taste as good as it used to 10-15 years ago?


29 posted on 06/28/2007 12:26:16 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Froufrou

We need to thank Lou Dobbs for this. He has been harping on it for weeks and weeks.


30 posted on 06/28/2007 12:27:03 PM PDT by texastoo ((((((USA)))))((((((, USA))))))((((((. USA))))))))
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31 posted on 06/28/2007 12:29:08 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: Froufrou

AWESOME NEWS!!!!


32 posted on 06/28/2007 12:30:18 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: Vision; texastoo

I’ve learned that there are many kinds of shrimp and they all taste different.

I’m happy to thank Dobbs or anyone else that keeps the tainted stuff off the market! All there stuff is a load of junk, and most of it stinks [smells bad, literally.]


33 posted on 06/28/2007 12:31:52 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: technomage
China, meanwhile, insisted Thursday that the safety of its products was "guaranteed,"

Unless you need to feed your dog, cat, or brush your teeth. In which case your taking your chances.

L

34 posted on 06/28/2007 12:32:44 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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To: technomage

The antibiotics are given to kill diseases these farm-raised fish contract in the filthy overcrowded pens they’re raised in. I saw pictures on some tv show—the fish don’t have room to swim and the water is nearly opaque with fish feces. Parasites abound. Germs and bacteria infest every fish.

It’s not only China. Other Asian countries raise fish this way. Mexico, South America, lots of places are breeding diseased fish. Universities all over the world are looking for cures for the virulent diseases that spread throughout fish farms. Not only are farmed fish diseased, but so are wild fish that swim nearby. In pristine waters off Chile, “Atlantic” salmon has been imported and raised in fish farms. The Atlantic fish brought diseases and parasites unknown in the Pacific waters and wild fish are dying off.

It’s a huge mess in the oceans.


35 posted on 06/28/2007 12:32:57 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: indcons

Thank you for the update! I went through my freezer last week and threw out a lot of seafood I had bought at Walmart not realizing it came from China when I bought it. Now I check everything frozen because I had no idea any store was buying seafood from another country.


36 posted on 06/28/2007 12:33:46 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Inhofe for Senate 08 -- Broken Glass Republican -- vote out the RATs in 2008)
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To: billbears

I’m under the impression that it would take something really bad for the FDA to ban food from the Most Favored Nation.


37 posted on 06/28/2007 12:34:38 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Wolfie
The FDA’s in for a big State Dept. smackdown.

Oh no, not a strongly worded letter of condemnation. Those are bummers, man.

38 posted on 06/28/2007 12:34:41 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Froufrou
Breaking: FDA To Detain All China Farm-Raised Catfish, Shrimp And Other Seafood

Detain? Where, at Gitmo?
39 posted on 06/28/2007 12:35:05 PM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: The KG9 Kid

Better call Forest Gump and tell him to get more boats in the water!


40 posted on 06/28/2007 12:36:13 PM PDT by BlueStateRefugee
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To: Froufrou

But something has changed. I don’t know if it’s an industry change in the way they get cleaned or if imports are the issue, but most shrimp I eat now don’t have much taste.

I guess those tasteless $10 2 lb frozen bags of 16-20 in the supermarket are on the way out. Probably a good idea.


41 posted on 06/28/2007 12:37:15 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Meh, I prefer Texas shrimp. ;-)


42 posted on 06/28/2007 12:40:18 PM PDT by BJClinton (Thompson/DeLay 2008)
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To: silverleaf

Yeah. It’s an efficiency thing. Your food and your plate all in one.


43 posted on 06/28/2007 12:40:55 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: JimRed; GFritsch
Walmart won't go out of business if Chinese imports are banned. Walmart has the most flexible and responsive supply chain in the world. They sell Chinese goods because Chinese consumers choose cheap Chinese goods over more expensive domestic ones.

If Chinese goods get banned, Walmart will find another source for the goods. There will be temporary shortages that will hurt retail businesses, and people will likely end up paying more for the goods which will drive up inflation and possibly retard sales because consumers will be able to afford less, but it isn't going to be any worse for Walmart than for other retailers. If anything I would expect that Walmart would do better than their competitors because they have generally shown themselves to adapt to changes in their supply chain more quickly.

44 posted on 06/28/2007 12:41:15 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: HaveHadEnough

Hah!


45 posted on 06/28/2007 12:41:43 PM PDT by verity (Muhammed and Harry Reid are Dirt Bags)
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To: appalachian_dweller

“Going to start buying all my food from local farmers.”

This is a great personal policy. Many areas have local Farmer’s Markets for great deals on locally grown produce. We have sought out and found suppliers locally of various consumables.

Disclaimer: We make all our own meals from scratch, no boxed anything, and only canned or frozen from reliable sources goes into anything we make for ourselves. We also make all our own breads, pies, cookies, cakes etc. utilizing many ingredients we grow here at the ranch.

The objective is to know what is in what we consume, as well home grown, fresh local, made from scratch tastes so much better than all that prepared stuff available at the Supermarkets.


46 posted on 06/28/2007 12:42:00 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Froufrou

Will the flied lice be detained, too?


47 posted on 06/28/2007 12:42:31 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Lijahsbubbe

This is starting to get really ugly with Chinese made products across the board.
Agreed. But I’m still wondering as far as food goes, how are we supposed to know where it came from, if distributors don’t have to list it? I’ll bet there are plenty of these fish in the stores and restaurants already.

Fair question I can’t anwser.


48 posted on 06/28/2007 12:43:34 PM PDT by Badeye ("In 2 weeks, I join the list of UNEMPLOYED". ...Goldi-Lox (karma comes around))
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To: Froufrou
With the Chicoms knocking down some processing plants and now the FDA finally doing something about this swill that China sends US I think maybe the almighty dollar has spoken.
49 posted on 06/28/2007 12:44:24 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Liberals, A terrorists best friend!)
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To: GFritsch

Walmart will survive by going back to Buy American and charging for it. chicoms need to be shut out of the US!

LLS


50 posted on 06/28/2007 12:44:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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