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Seafood: COOL! (Country of Origin Labeling)

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets and club warehouse stores, to notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods. Food products covered by the law

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Foreign Supplier Verification Program Starting May 27, 2017

The Final Rule on Foreign Importer Verification Program was published on Novermber 17, 2015 to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as that

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What is C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)?

  C-TPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed

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Import Alert: Final Rule on Seafood Import Monitoring Program Requirements under National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS)

Final Rule Effective Date: January 9, 2017 but will not be mandatory until January 1, 2018 NMFS has published requirements for their Seafood Import Monitoring Program. The final rule establishes permitting, reporting and recordkeeping procedures relating to the importation of

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FSMA UPDATE (Small Business Compliance Guide): Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued small entity compliance guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to assist small and very small businesses with the implementation of the Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive

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Important Annoucement from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Live Freshwater Fish Regulations

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released an official notification regarding the importation of freshwater fish that are now considered as injurious and therefore will not be allowed to be imported to the U.S. Please read the official notification from F&W

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Reminder: U.S. FDA Facilities Biennial Registration Renewal (December 2016)

Reminder from FDA: October 1, 2016 12:01AM through December 31, 2016 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

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Ocean Importers: Importer Security Filing (ISF) Update

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released CSMS#16-000499 informing the trade community that: For shipments that are on the water on or after June 30, 2016, CBP ports will no longer be required to send requests for liquidated damages (LD)

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Instructions on How to Apply an International Fisheries Trade Permit For Certain Seafood Products

On August 15, 2016, we sent a newsletter about the final rule of consolidating the seafood permit under National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS). These three programs (TTVR, HMS and AMR) will now operate under a  single International Fisheries Trade Permit

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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

On June 15, 2016, Flegenheimer International sent out information about the final rule on FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). CBP also sent a CSMS#16-000691 informing the import community  such as importers, consignees, manufacturers, shippers, foreign suppliers, and other stakeholders

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