Food Sentry, LLC, (Albuquerque, N.M.) released a 2013 review of countries with the most frequent food safety violations.
The annual report revealed the top ten sources of violative products in 2013 were from India, China, Mexico, France, United States, Vietnam, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Turkey and Spain.
According to the company, Food Sentry’s team of highly trained analysts use open-source intelligence gathering techniques to comb through immense amounts of information from both foreign countries and the United States to identify risks to consumers posed by imported and domestic food.
Zak Solomon, senior intelligence analyst, Food Sentry said safety violations are nothing new.
“They’ve just been receiving a lot of attention lately, and rightly so. We import from every single one of the countries in the top ten, and, in fact, the U.S. is among the most common violators,” said Solomon, adding, “Clearly understanding food safety from a global perspective is immensely important.”
Reporting their data is the culmination of 12 months’ worth of analysis of data on global food violation incidents, Food Sentry said all research is “gathered from multiple sources including, but not limited to, U.S., E.U., and Japanese regulatory entities.”
For more information, visit www.foodsentry.org.