Food Safety Magazine

Imports/Exports

Ten Considerations for Developing a FSMA-Compliant Supplier Verification Program
Ten Considerations for Developing a FSMA-Compliant Supplier Verification Program

If you sell or import foods, you need to understand how you’re affected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act regulations that mandate supplier verification for all food sold in the United States.

USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?
USDA-FSIS Steps Up Reinspection Enforcement: Do You Have Your Import Paperwork in Order?

A recent change to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) import requirements appears to have triggered an increase in FSIS surveillance of FSIS-regulated imports. Is your company ready?

Food Labeling for Companies Manufacturing or Distributing Food in China
Food Labeling for Companies Manufacturing or Distributing Food in China

Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.

The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know
The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know

While importers wait for the final version of the Food Safety Verification Program, they should take steps now to prepare. Read more to find out if you all the steps in place for a smooth transition.

 

Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program

As approximately 15 percent of all food in the United States is reportedly imported, it is no surprise that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has focused on foreign supplier verification. How do these regulations impact you?

View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net
View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net

Importers will become the front line for food safety if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates verification of compliance with U.S. food safety laws by foreign suppliers.

Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers
Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers

FDA attempts to secure the border for food importers around the world: A look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

 

Authentication in Seafood
Authentication in Seafood

Mislabeling of seafood may expose consumers to potential food safety risks from certain fish products.

Utilizing the Newly Proposed Imported Food Safety Rules as a Risk Management Tool
Utilizing the Newly Proposed Imported Food Safety Rules as a Risk Management Tool

The announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month of proposed regulations intended to strengthen the oversight of foods imported for consumption in the U.S. has generated a great deal of publicity and comment in the media.
 

Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention without Physical Examination
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention Without Physical Examination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

Imports and Exports: Ensuring Food Safety Down Under

With global food safety more important than ever before, Food Safety Magazine is taking a closer look at how various regions of the world are addressing current issues facing the food industry today.

Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce
Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce

The challenges of detecting and controlling harmful microorganisms on imported produce remain complex on both the scientific and regulatory fronts.

Assuring the Safety of Imported Meat and Poultry
Assuring the Safety of Imported Meat and Poultry

A significant aspect of imported meat and poultry products that many people may not realize is that individual establishments cannot make application to the FSIS to export products to the U.S.

Protection for the Global Food Network
Protection for the  Global Food Network

Training is the key step to protect public health from the ever-increasing number of food products entering the global supply chain.

Global Partnerships in Food Safety
Global Partnerships in Food Safety

All food industries, including those involved with spices and botanical ingredients, face challenges in providing safe products to consumers.

Under Construction: Bolstering Food Import Safety
Under Construction: Bolstering Food Import Safety

Food safety is always the foundation of any food company’s brand value proposition.