FDA Releases Annual Food Safety Report to Congress | Food Poisoning Bulletin
The total number of food import lines for FY 2011 was 10,439,236. The FDA inspected 2.3%, or 243,400 of food import lines. All import entires are electronically screened to help identify the products that pose the greatest risk. Each inspection costs $170, but if samples need to be analyzed the cost increases to $2800 each.