FDA food import refusals reveal recurring problems

FDA food import refusals reveal recurring problems

Mexico, India and China top three countries with most import refusals during 2005-13.

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) recently analyzed records of U.S. Food & Drug Administration import refusals from 2005 to 2013.

Their intention was to assess patterns in FDA import refusals by product category, violation type and exporting country and to compare results with an earlier study analyzing similar data over the 1998-2004 period.

In both time periods, the top three products for refusals were fishery/seafood

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