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"FDA Inspects Just 2 Percent of Imported Food Shipments" | Abbie Fentress Swanson

"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.

Though the report found 1.9 percent of the imported food products were physically inspected, the percentage of domestic food facilities that were inspected was about 14 percent."

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