Daily Revolt

April 23, 2007

U.S. Food Safety Threatened by Imports

The poisoning of our pets is only the tip of the iceberg:
The same food safety net that couldn't catch poisoned pet food ingredients from China has a much bigger hole.

Billions of dollars' worth of foreign ingredients that Americans eat in everything from salad dressing to ice cream get a pass from overwhelmed inspectors, despite a rising tide of imports from countries with spotty records, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal trade and food data.

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