GET THE LATEST ON THE TOMATO SUSPENSION AGREEMENT AT THE VIVA FRESH EXPO

APR 18, 2019 Viva Fresh Expo to host workshop on Tomato Suspension Agreement From the left are Dante Galeazzi, president and CEO of the Texas International Produce Association; J.O. Alvarez, president of J.O. Alvarez; Jason Klinowski, an agricultural and food law attorney at Wallace, Jordan,…

FOREIGN SUPPLIERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM- TOP FIVE QUESTIONS

FROM:  FOOD SAFETY TECH BY:  RANDY FIELDS   The Foreign Supplier Verification Rule, part of FSMA, requires the importer of food to meet the same stringent guidelines found within FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule. Companies defined as the importer are now required to deploy a Foreign Supplier…

INDUSTRY PUSHING BACK ON FSMA PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  FROM FOOD SAFETY NEWS   It will be easier for affected businesses to comply with import safety programs mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) if more and better information from the government is more quickly shared and limitations faced by small and…

EASING THE FLOW OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM MEXICO AND CANADA

Now that it’s June, many of us are enjoying a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables that will be available throughout the summer.  During the rest of the year, some of these same fresh fruits and vegetables are available to American consumers thanks to trade…

NAFTA HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE EAT

FROM:  VOX You probably eat a lot more avocados than your parents did a few decades ago. Same goes for papayas and bell peppers. It might be because you have a refined palate or because you’ve gone and become a foodie, but really, you also…

FDA TO TEAM UP WITH MEXICAN GOVERNMENT FOR SAFER IMPORTS

U.S., Mexico Intend to Form Partnership to Strengthen Produce Safety Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from…

TRANSPORTATION ASPECT OF FDA FSMA TO SOON TAKE EFFECT

  The Food and Drug Administration issued Jan. 31 a proposed rule designed to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation by motor or rail vehicles. According to the FDA, the goal of this rule is to prevent practices that create food…

ANOTHER TRADE WAR IN THE HORIZON

MEXICO CITY | Fri Jun 7, 2013 9:59pm EDT   (Reuters) – Mexico’s Economy Ministry said on Friday it was considering suspending preferential trade tariffs with the United States for a variety of products in a simmering dispute over meat labeling.   The disagreement stems from a 2009 U.S. requirement…

TOMATO AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO SIGNED

03/05/2013 9:27:59 AM Tom Karst/The Packer   A new suspension agreement has been signed by Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The deal, announced in a press release March 4 from the Commerce Department, suspends the antidumping duty investigation of fresh tomatoes…

U.S. AND MEXICO TOMATO GROWERS REACH AGREEMENT

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. government and Mexican tomato growers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday that reduces the threat of a costly trade war stemming from a U.S. decision last year to pull out of a 1996 bilateral tomato…