The International Food Protection Institute (IFPTI) will be holding training for industry and regulators for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulation February 20-21. The course will be held at the St. Petersburg, Florida offices of U.S. Food Imports. The FSVP regulation requires compliance activities to be performed by qualified…Details
The world is getting smaller. Global sourcing has become a key to success in the food industry. However, the regulatory burdens and liabilities associated with being a food importer are large and about to get much greater. 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) provides the tools U.S. firms need to source globally without the burdens and risks. USFI also helps foreign exporters meet the new regulatory requirements of FSMA. We look forward to giving you the competitive edge in the 21st century marketplace. Learn more.
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On January 13, FDA announced it will be holding a hearing on public partnerships to enhance the safety of imported foods. This meeting will cover issues relevant to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule. The meeting will be held at CFSAN in College Park, MD on February 14-15 from 9 am to 5 pm. More…Details
Last night (12/21/2016) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided a second chance at registration renewal for food facilities who failed to secure a confirmation from the U.S. agent listed on the registration. The agency has not yet announced this publicly. Tomorrow the agency will be releasing revised guidance on food facility registration but…Details