For those of you keeping up with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), big changes are coming for those in the food industry. We have been keeping you up to date with blogs on updates to FSMA. We have even created an updated website on FDA to help you understand the vast requirements under the FSMA, as well as complying with FDA generally. If you are a foreign manufacturer, processor, packer, storer or holder of food products, you need a U.S. agent, and must register with the FDA – for more information, review www.FDA-USA.com.
The latest news is that the FDA has released the third Edition of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance titled “Guidance for Industry: Prior Notice of Imported Food Questions and Answers”. Prior notice is just what it sounds like, “notification to the FDA that an article of food, including food for animals, is being imported or offered for import into the United States in advance of the arrival of the article of food at the U.S. border.”
FDA is seeking comments on the draft guidance and addresses questions received since the publication of the second edition of the guidance in May 2004. The guidance also includes information related to the FSMA, which requires additional information to be provided in a prior notice of imported food submitted to the FDA. The FSMA included a new Prior Notice element, now the FDA requires a person submitting prior notice of imported food, […]