Regulatory Update Week of 02/03/2020

Nutrition Labeling Guidance Published, USDA Acceptable GMO Testing Methods, APHIS Data Mandatory in ACE Entry Filings, Warning Letters and more Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 02/03/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Releases Compliance Guide on Nutrition Labeling AMS Tart Cherry Marketing Order Referendum AMS Publishes Draft Testing Methods for GMOs APHIS To Launch Mandatory…

FSVP Compliance Begins May 30

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…

FDA Reopens Food Facility Renewals for Certain Expired Registrations

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…

Webinar on FSMA Food Facility Registration Final Rule and ACE Rule 7/27

On July 14, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published in the Federal Register the final rule on Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities (Final Rule).  The Final Rule was issued to implement section 102 of the Food Safety Modernization Act and makes many significant changes to the food facility registration process.  The Final…

FDA Announces Recognition of Canadian Food Safety System

On May 4, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had recognized Canada’s food safety system as being comparable to that of the U.S.  This has very significant implications for importers of Canadian products.  These implications are discussed in this USFI regulatory alert.  Foods not intended for further processing that are imported…

Lieberman Named to FDA FSMA Committee

U.S. Food Imports LLC (USFI) is pleased to announce that USFI President, Erik Lieberman, has been named to the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) International Subcommittee.   The FSPCA is a public-private partnership created by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health…

2013 Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance

The 2013 Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) has not been readily available online.  This is the most recent version of the Grade “A” PMO to date.  The Grade “A” PMO is the model regulation for the United States governing the processing, packaging, and sale of Grade “A” milk and milk products, including buttermilk and buttermilk products,…