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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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FDA Increases Inspections at Foreign Facilities

Over the next 18 months, FDA will increase its inspections of foreign food facilities as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act. FDA staff from the U.S. will join with foreign-based FDA personnel to conduct these exams. These inspections are

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FDA Begins to Implement New Re-inspection Fees

As of October 1, 2011, the USFDA began implementation of collecting fees for re-inspection and for non-compliance with recall orders.  USFDA recognizes the particular complexities involved in the re-inspection of imported products.  They are evaluating comments received in response to

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Importing an FDA regulated food product that was previously refused by another country?

In accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will require all importers of products which require Prior Notice, including food and food for animals, to submit information reporting the name of any country to

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FDA Changes, Holiday Schedule

FDA making BIG Changes The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law on January 4, 2011. This new legislation gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new mandates and tools to make substantial improvements to food safety. The major

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Food Safety, GSP, and Marine Insurance

FDA Issues First new Rules under Food Safety Modernization Act When? Both will go into effect on July 3, 2011 The first rule will enable FDA to detain food products that it has reason to believe are adulterated or misbranded

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FDA and USDA News Releases

FDA NEWS RELEASE From FDA News FDA, U. of Md. train Bangladeshis on aquaculture safety Seafood safety experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the University of Maryland Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)

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