Catfish, Imported (also known as Basa, Swai, Tra or Pangasius)
Imported catfish may be contaminated with antibiotic, pesticide or bacterial residues.
Imported catfish often come from Southeast Asia, where use of chemicals and antibiotics is barely regulated. Because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspects less than two percent of imported seafood, imported catfish may be contaminated with antibiotic, pesticide or bacterial residues.
For more information on troubles with imported seafood, see Food & Water Watch’s 2007 report, Import Alert.
Recommended alternatives to imported catfish (also known as basa/swai/tra/pangasius):
* Catfish, U.S. farmed
* Tilapia, U.S. farmed
* Haddock, U.S. hook-and-line caught
* Halibut, Pacific
* Mahi-mahi, U.S. pole-or-troll-caught
* Snapper, Yellowtail