Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Imported food comes into the United States from more than 150 countries, 300,000 foreign facilities, and 130,000 importers and accounts for about 15% of the U.S. food supply, including about 50% of fresh fruits, 20% of fresh vegetables, and 80% of seafood, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All imported foods are regulated by the FDA except most meat and poultry products, which are regulated by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service.

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IFT Fellow
Editor Emeritus of Food Technology
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Neil Mermelstein

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  1. Food Safety and Defense