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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

FDA MEDDLING WITH IMPORT ALERTS (NOT GOOD)

From:  FDAImports.com and Ben England Look out, industry: there’s a new way to get put on Import Alert.  FDA is beginning to place firms on import alert based on traceability data collected by FDA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Firms used…

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,…