INDUSTRY NEWS

September 10, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the award of a cooperative agreement with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) to provide critical information and resources to help state and territorial regulatory agencies plan and help carry out implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. 

The cooperative agree...

June 21, 2019

- OVERVIEW of FDA REGULATIONS -

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and other laws which are designed to protect consumers' health, safety, and pocketbook. These laws apply equally to domestic and imported products. With the exception of most meat and poultry, all food and cos...

May 5, 2019

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply. Such acts, while not likely to occur, could cause illness, death, economic disruption of the food supply absent mitigation strategies.

Rather than targeting specific foods or hazard...

Q & A

We all have heard that the food industry is facing increasing domestic and international pressure from governmental regulatory agencies. Within the past several months, I have received many questions concerning the FDA's newly enacted Foreign Supplier Verification Program, "FSVP" for short. Clients primarily wanted to know how to comply with FSVP, including what it takes to be a “Qualified Ind...

November 17, 2017

The first major compliance date for importers covered by the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) arrived on May 30, 2017. The next major compliance date is March 19, 2018

FSVP is one of the seven foundational rules of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). A central tenet of that law is that the same preventive food safety standards apply to food consumed in the U.S., regar...

July 5, 2017

Introduction

The FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals is final, and the first compliance dates begin May 30, 2017.

The final rule requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards. This rul...

September 1, 2016

A Conversation with Sharon Mayl

The first major compliance date for importers covered by the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule arrives on May 30, 2017. FSVP is mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).   A central tenet of that law is that the same preventive food safety standards apply to food consumed in the U.S., regardless of where the food is produced.

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RESOURCES

Food and Drug Administration

 

FDA Website

 

FSMA/FSVP: Final Rule

 

 

 

Foreign Supplier Verification Program

 

Full Text of Law: 21 CFR 1.500

Related Business Associations

Association of Food Industries Inc.

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