The foods we eat today come from a global marketplace comprising over 170 countries. Find out how government agencies ensure that these foods are safe.
Improving the Safety of Imported Food and Medical Products (FDA)
Expanding the FDA's overseas presence provides increased oversight for food imports.
Food Safety in a Global Marketplace (USDA)
How the USDA ensures that meat, poultry, and processed egg products are safe, regardless of origin.
Importing Food Products into the U.S. (FDA)
Includes information on importing gifts for personal use.
Exporting Food Products from the U.S. (FDA)
Overview of exporting food.
International Activities (FDA)
Includes international outreach, trade agreements, and exporting and importing.
Prior Notice of Imported Foods (FDA)
By law, the FDA must be given advance notice on shipments of imported food.
International Affairs (USDA)
Imported meat, poultry, and egg products must be produced under standards equivalent to U.S. inspection standards.