Additional catfish companies permitted to export to US
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially recognized an additional 12 catfish processing plants of Vietnam as meeting enough requirements to export to the US, raising the total exporters to 57.
Photo for illustration. (Source: nld.com.vn)
The recognition came after the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (Nafiqad) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development made the proposal to the FSIS, according to a statement released by Nafiqad on June 13th.
Accordingly, there are a remaining four companies previously proposed by the Vietnamese Department which have not been added to the qualified list yet. It will discuss and recommend that the FSIS soon recognize them.
Nafiqad has asked the 12 approved companies to actively and strictly check their processing operations to enable their catfish products to meet the strict requirements from FSIS./.
( Compiled by VNF )