Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 05/11/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 05/11/2020 In this week’s edition: First FDA Imports Alerts for FSVP Published FDA Releases COVID-19 Best Practices Checklist and Infographic for Reopening Retail Food Establishments FDA Continues to Postpone Routine Surveillance Inspections FDA Releases Guidance on Emergency PPE Policy for Pharmacy Compounders USDA Approves Pandemic EBT for NH, OH,…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 03/16/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 03/16/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Suspends Domestic Inspections FDA Temporarily Waives FSVP & Preventive Controls Onsite Audit Requirement National Marine Fisheries Service Expands Ban on Certain Mexican Seafood FSIS Publishes Notice on UK Raw Beef Imports FDA Publishes Final Rule on Tobacco Warning Labels; Final Guidance on Submission…

Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 01/20/2020

FDA: Low FSVP Compliance Rates; California Walnuts, FSIS Poland Audit Report and More Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 01/20/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA: FSVP Compliance Rates Among Importers Low FSIS Releases Audit Report on Poland AMS Proposes to Stay Reserve Obligation for California Walnuts FSIS Updates List of Establishments from Uruguay and Ireland…

How to Determine Your FSVP Importer Liability

In recent weeks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has significantly increased enforcement activity for Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) compliance. U.S. Food Imports LLC (USFI) has assisted a number of our clients with inspections over the past several weeks using our FSMA Cloud® and FDA Cloud® software applications (we note that all of…

FDA Provides Update on EU Food Safety Systems Recognition Effort

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…

Comprehensive FSVP Compliance Date Timetable

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…