FDA’s many new regulations to further strengthen the safety of the U.S. food supply under FSMA include the mandatory requirement for food facilities to register bi-annually. Those that do not register risk being “de-listed,” and thus unable to legally sell or import products in the U.S.
Under FSMA, FDA also has the authority to audit food facilities and, in certain circumstances, such as the finding that the food manufactured, processed, packed, received, or held by a registered food facility has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals, may suspend the registration.
Now is the time to double check that policies and procedures are in order. Verify SOPs are up to date, thoroughly vet cGMPs and make sure all information contained within your FDA registration is accurate. Your company’s future depends on it. EAS is hosting a webinar for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (NCBFAA) on this very subject on October 29th at 1pm. Visit www.ncbfaa.org for more information.