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FSIS to discontinue third party hold-and-test requirements for imported catfish

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In a move that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says will allow imported Siluriformes (catfish-type products) to reach U.S. consumers faster and decrease testing costs for importers, the agency will no longer require third party “hold-and-test” sampling and instead do its own testing, the agency announced in a Dec. 8 Constituent Update. 

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