Sunday, August 12, 2007

Food Imports From Mexico, India and the Dominican Republic Top The List With The Most Safety Violations

While China has received some bad PR recently for some of their imports, it has been the food imports from Mexico, India and the Dominican Republican that actually top the list with the most safety issues according to U.S. Food And drug Administration statistics within the last 12 months. l,099 food products from Mexico, including candy made with filty conditions or packaging and cantalopes with salmonella, amonmg other products have been the subject of violations within the last year. India imports many spices to the U.S. and again salmonella has been a concern with a reported 902 violations in the last 12 months. And the Dominican Republic sends in many vegetables, with pesticide concerns often present in the reported number of 785 food safety violations.

Some other nations such as Vietnam, Canada, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil Thailand also have fairly significant numbers of imported food safety violations according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration statistics in the last 12 months. And of course many American products made with spinach or other scares have alse been recalled as well due to health concerns.


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