Regulators, consumer advocates lament gaps in U.S. food safety inspections as imports increase

WASHINGTON —The exponential growth in imports is exposing the nation’s food supply to dire safety risks, but government watchdogs lack the resources to react accordingly, warned a gathering here of self-professed “stakeholders.”

That assertion by consumer advocates, regulatory officials, food processors, lawyers and trade association representatives was supported by a federal study that was leaked to The New York Times a

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