Speak Out for Food Safety
Tell the USDA you support better regulation and inspections of all catfish — imported and domestic.
The USDA will be accepting public comments until June 24, 2011. Here is how you can make sure your voice is heard:
1) Click here to view the proposed USDA regulation at www.regulations.gov
2) Click “Submit a Comment” button at the top of the page
3) Complete the information form
4) Write your own comments or cut/paste the letter provided below
5) Click the “Submit” button
Or, send mail, including discs or DVDs, to:
FSIS Docket Clerk
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 2-2127 George Washington Carver Center
5601 Sunnyside Ave. Mailstop 5272
Beltsville, MD 20705
All comments and correspondence must include the agency name and docket number: FSIS-2008-0031.
All comments will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, at www.regulations.gov.
If you have any questions or would like to receive updates on this issue, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to cut/paste this letter for the Comments box:
Subject: Make All Catfish Safer!
Docket #: FSIS-2008-0031
The USDA has determined there is a clear need for a strong catfish food safety inspection system.
I urge you to support the USDA’s strongest possible safety option which includes all catfish, described in the regulation as “all species in the order Siluriformes, with the three families typically consumed as food, including Ictaluridae, Pangasius, and Clariidae.”
Please make our families’ health and safety your Number One concern.