FDA Transfers Siluriformes Fish Inspection to USDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed the transfer of the domestic and import inspection program for siluriformes fish and fish products to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Siluriformes fish include fish commonly known as “catfish.” The primary inspection responsibility for Siluriformes fish was transferred to FSIS on March 1, 2016 for domestic producers and on April 15, 2016 for importers. FSIS is already working with firms associated with these types of fish and fish products.

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