Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Food Policy Research]

Project Details

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

Food Policy Institute Research Reports

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