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Important FSIS Notification: August 2, 2017, Implementation of Siluriformes Reinspection by the USDA: Food Safety Inspection Service

Effective Date: August 2, 2017 On July 5, 2017, We received a notification from U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regarding the publication of Federal Register Notice 82 FR30721, stating that: All shipments of imported Siluriformes

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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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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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New Consolidated Seafood Permit under National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) To Take Effect September 20, 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Services issued a final rule that will require three programs under NMFS to obtain a single International Fisheries Trade Permit (IFTP). This will take in effect on September 20, 2016. The three programs under NMFS below

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Are you Subject to Produce Safety Rule Under FSMA?

The following are the basic criteria that will determine whether an operation that meets the definition “farm” is subject to the produce rule: First, Does your farm grow, harvest, pack or hold produce? If your answer is yes, you are

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Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and Its Compliance Dates

According to FDA, they will inspect FSVP importers to ensure they are  in compliance. The compliance dates must be noted below: May 30, 2017 For the importation of food from a supplier that is subject to the preventive controls or

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Mandatory Transition in ACE: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and APHIS CORE (USDA) Requirements

Last week, we sent a newsletter regarding National Marine Fisheries Services new requirements for processing customs clearance electronically. Since Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will be transitioning in ACE on June 15, 2016 and USDA (APHIS CORE) will be transitioning

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Update: Siluriforme Fish and Fish Product Notification from Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)

Back in January 2016, we sent a newsletter regarding Food & Safety Inspection Services annoucing the final rule on mandatory inspection of fish of the order Siluforme and products derived from such fish. Here is an updated list of FSIS

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Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived from Such Fish as FSIS takes over from FDA.

FSIS has now issued their final rule on the inspection of fish from the order Siluriformes and products derived from such fish. Starting March 1, 2016, these fish and fish products will now be under the regulatory jurisdiction of FSIS

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USDA Pest Alert: Blueberries from Argentina

USDA has advised us of a nationwide alert on blueberries being imported from Argentina. Due to a pest being found at Miami International Airport (MIA), for the time being, all shipments of blueberries from Argentina are being held at the

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