On April 15, 2021, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will release a new data set on the refusal of imported food by U.S. regulatory agencies.
US federal law requires all imported meat, poultry and egg products to be re-inspected before entering the United States for sale. FSIS will re-inspect each shipment to check the label, official certification, general condition and any signs of tampering, and to identify any product that has been adulterated due to shipping damage. FSIS will also randomly conduct physical inspections or take samples for pathogen and chemical residue testing based on the situation. Any food that does not meet the requirements will be refused entry, and the importer has up to 45 days (30 days for egg products) to destroy the product, or re-export/return the product as food, or convert it to animal food, or rectify it as required by FSIS ( If applicable).
The data set is updated on or about the 15th of each month, and it contains the name of each product that is refused entry.