Regulatory Update for Food Industry: Week of 8/4/2019

The latest regulatory news for food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers View this email in your browser Regulatory Update: Week of August 4, 2019 In this edition: Applying for Section 301 (China) Tariff Exemptions FSIS Requests Comments on Revised Standards for Campylobacter EU Food Safety Authority Determines There is No Safe Exposure Level for Chlorpyrifos Insecticide…

Regulatory Update: Week of 7/29/2019

This week’s regulatory update for food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers View this email in your browser Regulatory Update Week of July 29, 2019 In this issue: French Study Finds BPS More Harmful than BPA Latest Food Recalls FDA Approves New Food Additive Former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Calls for FDA Action on CBD Latest FDA Warning…

Regulatory Update: Week of 7/22/2019

Court Rules Amazon Strictly Liable for Injuries to Consumers from Defective Products Sold by Third Party Sellers; Significant Implications for Retailers Offering Third-Party Marketplaces On July 3, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Obrerdorf v. Amazon.com Inc. ruled that under Pennsylvania law, Amazon is strictly liable for defective products sold…

USFI’s Lieberman Visits Southern Border

On May 22, 2019, Erik Lieberman, President of U.S. Food Imports LLC, visited Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and spent time with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials and Mexican Customs Authority officials as part of a National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America delegation.  Lieberman discussed issues impacting the entry of…

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 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…

FDA Publishes Final ACE Rule

On Friday, November 29, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled “Submission of Food and Drug Administration Import Data in the Automated Commercial Environment”(“Final Rule”).  The Final Rule establishes requirements for the electronic filing of entries of FDA-regulated products in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). …

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…