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Imported Food

FDA Proposes New Rules To Make Imported Foods Safer

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat – more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese &nda...

How Did a Hepatitis Virus Get Into Organic Berries?

Michele Simon | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michele Simon

The latest example of how even health-conscious eaters are not immune from food-borne illness outbreaks came last week with a recall of organic frozen berries contaminated with Hepatitis A. The products were sold under the brand name of Townsend Farms at two large chains.

12 Foods You Are Banned (and Unbanned) From Importing

Bon Appetit | Posted 05.02.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

We're about to be drowning in a tidal wave of salty salumi from Italy thanks to the USDA lifting a longstanding ban. But what else can't we get in the U.S.?

Imported Food Now Sickening More People, CDC Says

Posted 03.15.2012 | Food

Food safety seemed like a particularly grim topic last year. Reports of devastating illnesses -- and even deaths -- from food-borne pathogens seem to ...

The Safety of Imported Food?

Tony Corbo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tony Corbo

Of the 9.5 million shipments of imported food items that will arrive at our ports-of-entry this fiscal year, FDA inspectors will physically examine only 1.53% of them.