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Update on Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport ISF Enforcement

On July 9, 2013, nearly 15 months ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement Strategy to improve ISF compliance.  The ISF policy requires that all ISF information on the shipment bound for the

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IMPORTANT: 2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

October 1, 2014 12:01am through December 31, 2014 12:59pm Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during

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A Message from Rod Flegenheimer

At Flegenheimer International, we like to make it a point to get out of the office and do things that help us better our knowledge so we can provide the best service possible to our clients. We are involved with

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Draft Guidance for Industry: Food Allergen Labeling Exemption Petitions and Notification

Under The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA), food labels are required to be identified on products that contains major food allergens (milk,eggs,crustacean shellfish,tree nuts,wheat,peanuts, and soybeans).  However;  since this major allergens can be modified to

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Food & Drug Administration Plans to Regulate E-cigarettes and Cigars with More Restrictions

On April 24, FDA released its proposal to extend restriction on currently unregulated marketed products such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarretes), cigars, piper tobacco, nicotine gels, hookah (water pipe tobacco) and dissolvables.  FDA regulates product that meet the statutory definition of

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Government Shutdown

As you are all aware by now there has been a lapse in appropriations requiring the federal government to shutdown as of midnight on Monday, 9/30.  After our first full day in this environment, we can report the following: Customs

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Food Safety Modernization Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a public meeting on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Rules on foreign Supplier Verfication Programs and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies. The meeting will be held on Oct. 22, 2013 at

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Commercial Invoice Requirement

ALL IMPORTERS – We have recently been experiencing some issues with entries where the manufacturer of the product is different than the seller of the product. The manufacturer was not stated on the commercial invoice and therefore not transmitted to

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Deadline for FDA Registration

ALL domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store food, beverages, food ingredients, pet foods or dietary supplements are required to renew their current registration with the FDA before January 31, 2013. FDA has extended the deadline to

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FDA Biennial Registration Renewal

The FDA biennial registration renewal system will be available starting at 12:01 am on Monday, October 22, 2012.  All food producers and manufacturers, both foreign and domestic, are required to complete the biennial registration renewal prior to December 31, 2012.

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