FDA Food Safety Figure

FDA’s New Imported Food Safety Strategy

FDA’s New Imported Food Safety Strategy The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new strategy describing how it is integrating new and existing import oversight tools as part of a comprehensive approach to food safety.  An important aim of the agency’s strategy for the safety […]

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 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FDA Importer Guide • Draft Guidance FDA just recently published an easy FDA Importer Guide (Draft Guidance) and a Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Food Import Industry.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 […]

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 […]

FDA Requirements

FDA Requirements Food Importer Input Sought on Prior Notice Information Requirements Excerpt from: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg  |  January 05, 2017 The Food and Drug Administration is inviting public comments by March 6 on the proposed extension of approval of an information collection associated with […]

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 Issues Updated Q&A Document on Food Facility Registration

FDA Issues Updated Q&A Document on Food Facility Registration Excerpt from: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg | November 08, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration has issued an updated guidance for industry with questions and answers on the food facility registration requirements. The draft guidance contains 15 sections […]

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 […]

CBP & PGA Updates

CBP & PGA Updates   Information below derived from R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Protecting American Businesses A little over 100 days ago, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA). In the first 100 days of implementing […]