WLOX Editorial: Imported Seafood Safety Act

WLOX Editorial: Imported Seafood Safety Act

It's about time that foreign exporters of seafood to America met the same U.S. safety standards imposed on American fisheries.

We agree with the American Shrimp Processors Association in its support of the Imported Seafood Safety Act now making its way through Congress.

According to the Association, many foreign countries producing farm-raised shrimp may not use the same safety standards as required in the United States. That puts consumers at risk. 90 percent of the seafood consumed in America is imported and only 1% is tested.

We agree that standards should be improved and penalties stiffened for foreign exporters who fail inspections.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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