FOREIGN EXPORTERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM COMING REAL SOON

Making Certain Imported Foods Meet U.S. Standards under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act:   LOOK OUT:  OUR SOURCES SAY THAT THE FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION PROGRAM  MIGHT BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW 7/26/13.  GET READY!    About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized,…

TRUCKERS AWAITING NEW FDA MODERNIZATION ACT LAWS

All the practical implications of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (now Public Law 111-353) are not yet spelled out when it comes to the trucking industry. What is clear, however, is that the new law, if it withstands post-enactment efforts by opponents still seeking…

U.S. food safety risks since 9/11: Pest explosion breaks out as anti-terror measures took priority

CBP CHECKING FOR PESTS IN IMPORTED GOODS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, October 10, 2011 FRESNO, Calif. — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on…

INSPECTORS STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP WITH IMPORTS

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Inside the giant warehouse, past the labyrinth of cubicles and corner offices, behind the security door marked “Authorized Personnel Only,” the smell isn’t all that bad today. “Sometimes it’s unbearable,” said Denise Williams, a supervisor in the U.S. Food and Drug…