FOREIGN SUPPLIERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM UNDER FSMA REQUIRES FULL ATTENTION OF IMPORTERS

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report   Food importers should act now to design, test, and implement foreign supplier verification plans or risk supply chain disruptions, delays in entry processing, and possibly the exclusion of their products from the U.S. marketplace.…

INDUSTRY NEEDS MORE INFORMATION TO FULLY IMPLEMENT FSMA

In a 22-page report released last week, FDA outlined its findings from three public meetings held in June about the implementation of the FSMA import safety programs. The report, “Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs”, reviews the questions asked to participants about…

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…

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,…