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Catfish Lover website’s PRIMARY mission
is to assist you in finding restaurants across America
This INTRO page mission is to address consumer/industry needs regarding the MOST IMPORTANT information required to make a valued decision to satisfy your preference for USA grown catfish….that being COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN labeling on menus or store décor.
TO GO DIRECTLY TO RESTAURANT LOCATOR PAGES, CLICK HERE!
Results of recent polls indicate that 85% of catfish
lovers prefer USA grown Channel Catfish with COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
USA grown Channel Catfish with COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING IN RESTAURANTS..
NOTE: Due to increase in market share of imported fish,
this website is upgrading all restaurants showing information on each listing
with country-of-origin catfish that they are serving.
If you use country of origin in your business and you commit to the serving of USA GROWN CATFISH, you stand an 85% chance that you will appeal to more customers.
Serving USA GROWN CATFISH will increase your sales and customer satisfaction. It is worth the difference in increased sales and profits.
The tarnished brand of “Product of Vietnam” / “Product of China” in an increasing variety of food/food manufacturing commodities, as well as toys, clothing, and other consumer goods, brings forth the need for USA consumers to have “country-of-origin” requirements on menus of restaurant/food service outlet for “catfish” and “catfish-like” items. Why???
Today, the catfish-like species from Vietnam/China mostly, have garnered a marketshare of 49% of the U.S. catfish fillet consumption. This means you the consumer stand a 50/50 chance of being served an imported “catfish” fillet on your lunch or dinner outing.
These imports (catfish-like due to barbells (whiskers) under their lower jaw) are of a different species than the native channel catfish produced in the growing regions in the South. e.g. pangasius species – which is marketed as “catfish, “basa” , SWAI and another 50 marketing names in the USA in restaurants across the nation.
These imported fish have certain problems of which food safety is paramount. With the work load of FDA at dockside inspections of catfish coming into the USA, less than 2% of total incoming imported fillets are being inspected, and the rest just flow uninspected into the distribution channels and ultimately on more and more plates of food menued as “catfish”.
There are many instances of food safety problems in the 98% of imported “catfish” that the FDA cannot inspect. The state of Alabama is the leader in state inspections of imported seafood and catfish-substituted fish. Look at this YouTube® video from television investigative report at an Atlanta station. This is not the only documentation of food safety issues.
Watch this Youtube® video
regarding food safety issues
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USACatfish™ is 100% HAACP/FDA inspected (and by other
government agencies) and the USA catfish industry has over 40 years of
never having a recall due to food safety issues.
IF IT DOES NOT SAY USA,
ASK FOR USA