The Foreign Supplier Verification Program makes importers responsible for ensuring the safety of food products they bring into the U.S. for distribution and sale for consumption by the public.
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.
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?
Enforcement of laws relating to food labeling is also becoming stricter in China.
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.
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?
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.
FDA attempts to secure the border for food importers around the world: A look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.
Mislabeling of seafood may expose consumers to potential food safety risks from certain fish products.
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.
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 is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
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.
All food industries, including those involved with spices and botanical ingredients, face challenges in providing safe products to consumers.
Food safety is always the foundation of any food company’s brand value proposition.
The key to understanding any foreign Supplier Verification Program is to deconstruct it and look at the parts individually while keeping in mind how they will all fit back together and function.
The challenges of detecting and controlling harmful microorganisms on imported produce remain complex on both the scientific and regulatory fronts.
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.
Training is the key step to protect public health from the ever-increasing number of food products entering the global supply chain.