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 from such countries are exempt from most of the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program requirements. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.765.1800 if you have any questions or would like further information. U.S. Food Imports LLC performs Foreign Supplier Verification Activities and provides other regulatory compliance solutions to businesses that source food internationally.