USDA/FSIS Catfish Compliance Workshop


August 1, 2017
Up close of large blue catfish

USDA/FSIS Catfish Compliance Workshop

09:00 am - 04:00 pm @

Since March 1, 2016 catfish inspection was transferred to USDA/FSIS, requiring catfish processing facilities to be in compliance with their standards and regulations.

This workshop will provide catfish processors general knowledge of USDA facility and sanitation standards and required documentation.  We will discuss the hazards associated with this industry and ways to address them. We will provide forms and templates to help processors develop their own documentation and records.


  • Filing for Grant of Inspection
  • USDA label approval
  • Sanitation Performance Standards
  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)
  • Conducting a Hazard Analysis and developing of a HACCP plan
  • Developing a recall plan

The workshop will take place August 1, 2017, 9am – 4pm, at Efferson Hall, Room 212 on the LSU Campus –corner of Highland Rd & E Parker Blvd.  Get directions for parking here.

Preregister by July 27, by contacting:

Evelyn (Gutierrez) Watts
[email protected]
Phone: (225) 578-5207