FDA and food import safety programs

FDA and food import safety programs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that in June 2016 it would conduct public meetings about implementation of food safety import programs under the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.”

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As noted in the FDA release, the public meetings will be held in different regions throughout the United States, to provide importers and others an opportunity to engage in discussions about implementation of food import safety programs—including:

  • Foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) for importers of food for humans and animals
  • Accreditation of third-party certification bodies
  • FDA’s voluntary qualified importer program (VQIP)

The next phase in implementing food import safety programs includes establishing the operational framework for these programs and plans for guidance and technical assistance. 

 

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 | asiciliano@kpmg.com

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