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More foreign catfish tests widen

More foreign catfish tests widen

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 3, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 5/3/7

Catfish contamination at some Mississippi grocery stores could indicate a much larger problem with the safety of imported foods, state Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Lester Spell said Wednesday.

Spell said 12 to 14 inspectors will seek out more foreign catfish statewide. The department also will be testing the samples for pesticides, which it routinely does on Mississippi catfish.

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