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Mon December 9, 2013

FDA inspects just 2 percent of imported food shipments

Higher risk imported products on the FDA’s radar include raw produce, seafood and spices.
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According to a recent Food and Drug Administration report, FDA regulators inspected less than two percent of the food shipments that were imported to the U.S. in the 2012 fiscal year.

FDA inspectors are responsible for all domestic and imported food except meat, poultry and eggs, which fall under U.S. Department of Agriculture purview.

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