Control of food imports is essential to ensure a safe food supply and to prevent the "dumping" of lesser-quality food. The development of an effective food control system to monitor food imports should be ongoing and should include record-keeping of detained food products, suppliers, etc. to allow adequate follow-up action where food consignments contravene the national food import law. The importance of a strong food import control system is supported by data on import detentions and rejections. United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) is the only agency which makes such data public through a monthly import detentions list. US FDA regulates all foods in the US other than meat and poultry products.