Your role to ensure foreign supplies must U.S. food safety standards

Posted by Bradley A. McKinney, FaegreBD Consulting August 08, 2013

Tagged in Regulatory Washington Insights

On July 26, 2013, FDA released a proposed rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  "Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals" (FSVP) , implementing sections 301 of FSMA.

The FSVP rule would establish guidelines by which importers must verify that food products being imported from their foreign suppliers meet U.S. food safety standards.

The rule proposes two options for the supplier verification activities for hazards that the foreign supplier will control or that the foreign supplier verifies are being controlled by its raw material or ingredient supplier.

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