U.S. slips down rankings in food security index

Food Safety News

The United States has fallen a few places in the latest rankings of a report that measures food security.

The study from Economist Impact put Finland at the top, followed by Ireland, Norway and France. Canada was seventh and the United Kingdom was ninth. The United States dropped to 13th from ninth in the previous edition.

The 11th Global Food Security Index (GFSI) covers food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and sustainability and adaptation across 113 countries. Indicators are used to do this and one change to the latest version is considering relevant food safety legislation.

Based solely on the quality and safety metric, Canada was first and the United States was third. The UK was 29th.

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