Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of 04/06/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 04/06/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Updates Seafood HACCP Guidance FDA Recommends Using ITACS for Notices of Action FDA Releases Retailer Information on Food Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic FSIS Updates Eligible Foreign Establishments FSIS Releases Foreign Audit Report for Denmark FSIS Update on COVID-19 FSVP Inspections to be Conducted…

Regulatory Update Week of 02/10/2020

FSMA Food Defense Guidance, Sweeping Changes to Organic Program, PACA Suspensions, Import Alerts, Updated FSIS Establishment Directory and More Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 02/10/2020 In this week’s edition: FDA Releases Food Defense Guidance AMS To Require More Businesses (Including Wholesalers) To Get Organic Certification; Adds Import Documentation Requirements FDA VQIP Portal Now Online…

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…

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…

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…