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U.S. Is No. 5 On List Of Countries Who Are Major Food Safety Violators

August 7, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A food source monitoring company found 3,400 verified food safety violations worldwide in 2013, many of them in The U.S.  Food Sentry said India topped the list with 380 incidents, followed by China (340), Mexico (260), France (190) and the U.S. (180). Other top ten countries were Vietnam, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Turkey and Spain. Incidents involved raw or minimally processed foods, including seafood, vegetables, fruits, spices, dairy, meats, grains, and nuts and seeds. Food Sentry said the data are significant for Americans because “we import from every single one of the countries in the top 10”.
"U.S. Makes Top 10 List of Worst Food Safety Violators", Food Safety News, August 07, 2014, © Food Safety News/Marler Clark
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