The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released “Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food,” which outlines methods the agency is using to ensure that it meets its four goals: (i) ensuring that imported food meets U.S. food safety requirements; (ii) preventing the entry of unsafe foods; (iii) rapidly responding to unsafe imported foods; and (iv) maintaining an “effective and efficient food import program.”

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