FDA FSVP

Enforcement for FDA FSVP in 2019

Full FDA FSVP Enforcement Action will begin Fiscal Year 2019 The Foreign Supplier Verification Program, implemented May 30, 2017, “requires importers to verify that their foreign suppliers of food for human and animal consumption meet applicable FDA safety standards. More specifically, FSVP requires that importers verify […]

FDA Food Facility Re-registration

Food facilities required to register with the Food and Drug Administration must renew their registrations between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. If you are an importer of food, check with your foreign suppliers or manufacturers to confirm they have re-registered with FDA.  If suppliers and […]

FDA Importer Guide • FDA Compliance Guide

FDA Importer Guide • Draft Guidance FDA just recently published an easy FDA Importer Guide (Draft Guidance) and a Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Food Import Industry.  These guides are specifically for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for importers of food for animals and […]

FSVP Resources

See below helpful list of resources for complying with the upcoming FDA requirements for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations, among other FDA requirements. Resources obtained from FDA’s FSVP website: • What is FSVP & who is required? • FSVP Requirement Fact sheet • […]

FSVP Data Requirements

    ACE requires FSVP Information to be transmitted For Importers of Food for Humans and Animals. According to the Cargo Systems Messaging Service update on May 3, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that transmission of the FSVP data will become a mandatory […]

Importer ID Requirement in Food Safety Program Can be Met by DUNS Number

Derived from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Food and Drug Administration has formally recognized the Data Universal Numbering System number as an acceptable unique facility identifier under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program. The DUNS number is available to importers free of charge and […]

What’s New with the FDA?

FDA Removed Thousands of Expired Food Facility Registrations from its Database   Food facilities that were previously registered with the Food and Drug Administration were required to re-register with the FDA between October 1, and December 31, 2016.   If a food facility did not […]

Regulatory Updates for January 1, 2017

Regulatory Updates  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) HTS Changes  The World Customs Organization has published new amendments to the Harmonized System Nomenclature, which will enter into force January 1, 2017. Changes include some commodities from the following sectors: agricultural, chemical, wood, textile, base metal, […]

FDA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)

FDA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) The FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which is a trusted trader program for food importers, will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2017. Download Application Instructions here. Download Fact Sheet on the VQIP here. The  FDA Food Safety […]

Food Facilities Must Re-Register with FDA Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31

Reminder: Food Facilities Must Re-Register with FDA Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31   Food facilities registered with the Food and Drug Administration must renew their registrations between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.   Food being imported or offered for import into the U.S. is from […]