In the United States food is imported from around 150 countries. Much of it is processed in those countries before it reaches the US, and there are almost 200,000 foreign processing plants involved.
In 2007, the US FDA checked less than 100 of them.
OK, so that’s overseas. What about here in the US itself. That’s got to be a whole lot better hasn’t it?
FDA Inspectors get around to each US food processor about once every ten years.
Makes you think about a couple of things. Firstly, how come there aren’t many many more cases of contaminated food cases, and secondly, isn’t it a good idea to cut back on the consumption of as much processed food as possible?