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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:46:05 to 0:47:25
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Rosa L. DeLauro

0:46:02 to 0:46:23( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: catfish. and if the chairwoman wants to respond, i'd be glad to yield. ms. delauro: if the gentleman would be yield i'd be happy to address the issue. i'd just say to the gentleman inspections of seafood imports. as you know, less than 1% gets inspected each year. and there was a lot of

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:46:05 to 0:47:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rosa L. DeLauro

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:46:24 to 0:46:44( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: discussion about this provision during the farm bill last year. i frankly had some concerns that it would further complicate the organizational structure of food safety instead of simplifying jurisdiction from f.d.a. to the usda. also, if usda diverted resources to inspecting catfish, would it

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:46:45 to 0:47:05( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: take away resources from meat and poultry inspection? and i would just say that we did plus up funding to the usda to be able to accommodate this new responsibility. another concern i had about this provision is that moving seafood inspection or even catfish inspection is more complicated

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:47:06 to 0:47:26( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: than it seems. there is a substantial difference between preventing outbreaks in meat and poultry and preventing outbreaks in seafood and the fsis, the food safety inspection service, has no experience with identifying seafood pathogens. so i look forward to discussing

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