On Monday, July 10, Dr. Steven Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and more details on the food safety systems recognition effort the United States is currently working on with the European Commission. Ostroff provided the update at the International Association of…Details
The world is getting smaller. Global sourcing has become a key to success in the food industry. However, the regulatory burdens associated with being a food importer are very large. Compliance no longer begins at the border. A new law–The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)–now requires importers of food to have a foreign supplier verification program (FSVP) to verify that foreign suppliers are producing food in compliance with stringent new food safety regulations. U.S. Food Imports LLC (USFI) handles all of your compliance responsibilities under the FSVP Rule. USFI also helps foreign exporters meet the new regulatory requirements of FSMA. We provide FSVP Agent services. We assist firms in all other FDA and USDA regulatory requirements related to food imports as well. We look forward to giving you the competitive edge in the 21st century marketplace. Learn more.
Food Import Growth
Growth in Dollar Value of U.S. Food Imports 1999-2014
On June 6, 2017, FDA announced it was extending the compliance dates for the agricultural water standards within the Produce Safety Rule for produce other than sprouts. The Produce Safety Rule was issued to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Compliance had been required for the water standards as early as January 2020. Please…Details
On May 30, 2017, compliance begins for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule. This rule imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history. Foreign suppliers must be approved pursuant to a written program before sourcing. The rule also…Details