On February 25, 2019, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a document entitled “FDA Strategy for Imported Food” which outlines the agency’s enforcement priorities in upcoming years.
Please note that separately, FDA indicated they will be taking enforcement action against customs brokers and other filers who file entries with UNK (unknown) as the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) importer after March. The agency has been receiving more than 900,000 UNK declarations per month. FDA has also indicated it may begin imposing fines and other sanctions for violations of the FSVP Rule this year.
This U.S. Food Imports LLC regulatory alert summarizes the key points of the import strategy document.
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