For many consumers, food importers are something we tend to avoid. If we have the option to buy local, why not? But sometimes there is no choice – I am Chinese so my Mum always buys grocery from the Chinese grocers and most of their products are made from China. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set some guidelines in the United States which have affected the way food can be imported into the country. We can take notes and see how we can protect our borders from what the United States have done.
A Summary of Web Seminar, Foreign Supplier Verification Program for Food Importers
Understand the requirements for importers and exporters and plan your steps to assure timely compliance with the new food import requirements. FDA’s rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVPs) for Importers of Food was finalized in November 2015 and compliance dates for some businesses begin in May 2017. The rule requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the US has been produced in a way that meets US safety standards. Learn about FSVP objectives and requirements, consequences of failing to comply, and challenges for meeting this new rule during this fast-paced webinar.
This is part of the IFSQN webinar series on food safety