FDA Monitoring Food Imports from India
The US Food and Drug Administration has set up the Inter Agency Import Safety Group, an outcome of which has been the establishment of FDA offices in China and India. Consequent to facing severe criticism, FDA is stringently monitoring the quality of food imports from countries that they view as 'high risk' , including India. A recent example is the rejection by FDA of containers of rice from India due to presence of fifth (dirt) ingrained in the rice, which was found in a macroscopic/microscopic examination conducted by the FDA approved lab.
It would therefore be in the interest of Indian Agricultural & Processed Food Products Exporters to US to ensure that their products meet the stringent monitoring of quality by the USFDA. Before the export orders are executed, the exporter must obtain complete information about standards relating to product, process, packaging, labelling etc