An Examination of the U.S. Food Import System
Research Team: William Hallman, et all
Project Duration: 8/2005 to 8/2009
Imported foods now make up an estimated 10 to 13 percent of the American diet. Each year, more than nine million entries of imported foods and food-related products pass into the United States through one of more than 300 entry points including ports, border crossings, and postal facilities. This project was designed to create a primer to assist reporters, writers, scientists, politicians and the public in understanding both the current rules and proposed changes to the food import system.
Funding Agency: USDA - National Integrated Food Safety Initiative
Contact: William Hallman