Tag Archives: Imports

26 Apr

FDA Increases Enforcement Efforts Against Cosmetic Companies

Since 2015, an increasing number of cosmetic companies have come under the harsh scrutiny of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for reasons ranging from “misbranding” due to drug like claims to “adulteration” by contamination.¬† The FDA’s increased focus on cosmetic companies and cosmetic products is seen in the recent uptick in warning letters,

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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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11 Jan

FDA to sample imports of orange juice and deny entry to shipments adulterated with carbendazim

The FDA announced today that it will begin sampling import shipments of orange juice and will deny entry to shipments that test positive for carbendazim. In a letter to industry, the FDA informed that it received information on December 28,2011, that low levels of carbendazim (in the low parts per billion range) was detected in currently marketed finished orange juice products, and orange juice concentrate. The FDA traced the issue back to the 2011 crop of oranges from Brazil, where the carbendazim is a legally used fungicide to combat black spot, a type of mold that grows on orange trees.

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