Skip to comments.Breaking: FDA To Detain All China Farm-Raised Catfish, Shrimp And Other Seafood
Posted on 06/28/2007 12:07:14 PM PDT by Froufrou
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Good start. Now do it with all other Chinese junk.
Next, all goods manufactured in China should be rejected and shipped back. Wal-Mart and Target will go out of business.
Do not serve fish on melamine - fish already full of melamine
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.
Good. Chuck Fina. Only real Louisiana shrimp and catfish for real Americans!
The FDA’s in for a big State Dept. smackdown.
Great - this poison has got to be stopped - we cannot rely on third world sanitation and ethics in creating our food supply...
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
This is starting to get really ugly with Chinese made products across the board.
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(
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.
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.
heads up ping...
Going to start buying all my food from local farmers.
Ping for some good (but overdue) news
The keyword anymore, I think, is “farm-raised” as opposed to the desirable “fresh caught.”
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.
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?
We need to thank Lou Dobbs for this. He has been harping on it for weeks and weeks.
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.]
Unless you need to feed your dog, cat, or brush your teeth. In which case your taking your chances.
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.
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.
I’m under the impression that it would take something really bad for the FDA to ban food from the Most Favored Nation.
Oh no, not a strongly worded letter of condemnation. Those are bummers, man.
Better call Forest Gump and tell him to get more boats in the water!
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.
Meh, I prefer Texas shrimp. ;-)
Yeah. It’s an efficiency thing. Your food and your plate all in one.
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.
“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.
Will the flied lice be detained, too?
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.
Walmart will survive by going back to Buy American and charging for it. chicoms need to be shut out of the US!