Category Archives: Food Imports FDA

23 Apr

USDA to expand fresh produce imports from Peru allowing importation of papayas, oversized mangoes, peppers and citrus

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) announced  the potential expansion of fresh produce imports from Peru including papayas, oversized mangoes, peppers, and citrus, stating in its press release: [t]he U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)and the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) met in Washington, D.C., to recognize recent market

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04 Oct

FDA issues Warning Letter to CA Seafood Importer for Seafood HACCP Violations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Jin Han International, Inc., d/b/a Pacific Foods Co., after a facility inspection revealed “serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 123 (21 CFR Part 123)”. According to the letter, the

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26 Jul

FSMA Update: FDA advances imported food safety initiatives, issuing proposed rules for FSVP and Third-party accreditation

Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of two proposed rules, as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The proposed rules address the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” (FSVP) and ” Accreditation of Third-party Auditors”,  aimed at ensuring

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