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US Customs Rejection List! Which country has the most rejected products?

Souhangwang https://www.sofreight.com/school/souhang_information_article?id=66085 2023-10-27 18:37:48

US Customs Rejection List! Which country has the most rejected products?


According to a recent report by "The Indian Express", in the past four years, food from India has faced high rejection rates when exported to the United States due to hygiene issues.
According to the report, data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that between October 2019 and September 2023, the number of foods from Mexico, India and other countries rejected by U.S. customs topped the list, with Mexico ranking first. There were 5,374 batches, followed by India, which ranked second with 3,925 batches.
However, in terms of rejection rate (the percentage of rejected food in all food exports to a given country), India is six times higher than Mexico (0.025%), which is 0.15%

FDA data shows that of the 3,925 shipments of food from India that were refused entry by U.S. Customs, 953 shipments (24%) were refused entry because they were "dirty" and 786 shipments (20%) were refused entry because they contained salmonella. The most common product categories rejected are spices, vitamins, minerals and proteins, bakery products, and seafood products.
The Indian Express cited Nestlé India as an example. Among the 2,965 batches of food exported by the company to the United States, 110 batches were refused entry, with a rejection rate of 3.7%. Most of the rejected goods were noodles and related products.
The most common allegation against Nestlé's rejected goods is that the products "contain in whole or in part filthy, putrid or decomposed matter, or are unfit for consumption." Other common accusations relate to mislabeling of nutritional and ingredient information.

Indian media said that in the past 10 years, the number of rejections of Indian food exports has been on a downward trend, from a peak of 1,591 batches of rejections in 2015 to 1,033 batches in 2023.
However, the "Indian Express" stated that a study published by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2022 once again raised concerns: Between 2002 and 2019, food from India had the largest number of batches of pathogen violations detected. Among the more than 22,000 pathogen and toxin violations, 5,115 batches of imported food from India were refused entry by customs, accounting for 22.9%. Mexico ranks second with a 13.9% share. The study said these violations were primarily due to salmonella contamination.