'Safest In the World'? Actual Data

As I said in the last post, comparative data on food safety in different countries is tough to find, so the mantra-like claim of U.S. officials that the U.S. has the "safest food supply" in the world generally goes unchallenged. My thanks to CSPI's Caroline Smith DeWaal for calling my attention to what little data actually exist. In a 2005 report, CSPI finds this: