Ala. Halts Sale Of Antibiotic-Laced Asian Catfish

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 4:46 PM EST) -- The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has stopped the sale of more than 8,000 pounds of catfish from five Asian countries following a positive test for fluoroquinolone, an antibiotic not approved for use in seafood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Forty samples of catfish — from Thailand, Cambodia, China, Vietnam and Indonesia — were tested for contamination, and 18 turned up positive, the department said in a statement Wednesday.

The fish have either been voluntarily destroyed or returned to the importer, according to...
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