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Imported Food in the Supermarket

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 06:43 pm
I saw a rice product being sold in a supermarket. The package states it was made in Korea (no specification of North or South). Almost all the writing on the product was in Korean.

Do such products need a any government approval?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 06:47 pm
@gollum,
I believe the outbreak of e-coli, salmonella, listeriosis and other contaminated food items were all homegrown in the U.S.

What are you exactly concerned about, gollum? The writing in Korean or the rice?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 07:14 pm
@gollum,
Short answer: yes.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/InternationalActivities/Imports/default.htm
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gollum
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 11:42 am
@CalamityJane,
Clamity Jane-
Whether eating the rice is healthy.

I was aware that some foods sold in U.S. supermarkets are imported. However, I thought that the producer arranged for their export to the United States after ascertaining any health related (or other) requirements codified in our laws and regulations. In the subject case, it appears that the Korean (South? North?) farmer and packager produced the product without intending its sale in the U.S. and that another party bought the product and exported it to the U.S.
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