In 2006, the United States imported about $10 billion more in food...

The United States last year imported about $10 billion more in food, feed and beverages than it exported, according to Census figures. Even as imports grow in volume and diversity, the number of FDA inspections is shrinking: agency inspectors physically examined just 1.3 percent of food imports last year, about three-quarters as much as in 2003.

Source: February 26, 2007 U.S. food safety inspections languishing (AP)

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