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Foreign Supplier Verification Program – What Does It Mean For Your Business

If you export food, food ingredients, food packaging, dietary supplements or food additives to the United States, your U.S. Importer will soon require that you provide documentation verifying that your company is compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This could include compliance with a range of new rules, including “Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)”, “Preventive Controls for Animal Feeds (PCAF)”, and Produce Safety regulations.

Process Labeling – Pathway to Transparency?

By Steve Armstrong, EAS Independent Advisor, Food Law & Regulation A thirty-year old federal court opinion that is well known to students of food and drug law holds that in the absence of a detailed, Congressionally mandated definition, courts and regulators...

First FSVP Compliance Deadline Arrives

In a significant FSMA milestone, May 30, 2017 was the initial deadline for U.S. food importers to implement a foreign supplier verification program (FSVP). Beginning May 30, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system is...