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FDA Announces Food Contact Substances Not Subject to FSVP;

On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidance indicating their intent to defer enforcement of aspects of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule, Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Rules and Produce Safety Rule, including not enforcing FSVP for food contact substances.  Please see this Lieberman PLLC regulatory alert [...]

By |2018-01-12T09:17:41-05:00January 12th, 2018|Food|0 Comments

FSIS Posts Revised Guidance on Food Product Dating

On December 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service published revisions to guidance on food product dating.  The new guidance is aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating to use a “Best if Used By” date label.  This post summarizes the [...]

By |2016-12-21T19:02:43-05:00December 21st, 2016|Food, Food Safety and Inspection Service, FSIS, Product Dating|0 Comments

FDA Releases Final Menu Labeling Guidance

On Friday, April 29, FDA released final guidance on the Final Menu Labeling Regulation.   The guidance addresses a number of key questions the food industry posed to FDA and provides a number of insights into FDA’s views on compliance requirements.   Please see this Lieberman PLLC Regulatory Alert which highlights some of the key points in [...]

By |2016-10-30T01:15:05-04:00May 8th, 2016|FDA, Food, Menu Labeling|0 Comments

FDA Opens Registration for FSMA FSVP Meeting

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today a public meeting, entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Prevention-Oriented Import System Regulations and Implementation.” The public meeting will provide the public an opportunity to discuss import safety regulations and programs, including the Final Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule and Third Party Auditor Rule.  The meeting [...]

By |2016-10-30T01:15:05-04:00February 25th, 2016|Food|0 Comments

FDA Requests Funds for FSVP Enforcement

On February 22, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had requested an additional $14 million in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget to enhance the safety of food imports. FDA stated that the priority will be enforcement of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule which requires importers to ensure that the [...]

By |2016-02-23T14:25:24-05:00February 23rd, 2016|Food|0 Comments

FDA Announces Public Meeting on Import Rules

On Friday, February 5, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be holding a public meeting on the import regulations issued to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The meeting will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Wiley Auditorium at [...]

By |2016-02-08T17:17:58-05:00February 8th, 2016|Food|0 Comments

FSIS Releases Final Grind Log Rule

On December 21, 2015, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a final rule to require that all official establishments and retail stores that grind raw beef products keep records that disclose the establishment numbers of all source materials that they use in the preparation of each lot of [...]

Second Round of Final FSMA Rules Submitted for Publication

On November 2, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has submitted the final Foreign Supplier Verification Program, the Produce Safety and Third Party Audit Rules for publication to the Federal Register as required by court order.  The rules should be published within 2-3 weeks. The Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule [...]

By |2016-10-30T01:15:05-04:00November 2nd, 2015|Food|0 Comments

FDA Announces FSMA Fees for Fiscal Year 2016

FDA is announcing the Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspections, Failure to Comply with Recall Orders, and Certain Importer Reinspections User Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2015.  The fees are $221 per hour if domestic travel is required and $315 per hour if foreign travel is required.  More information may be found in the FY 2016 Fee [...]

FDA Releases Model Standards for Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors, Rule on User Fees

On July 23, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft Model Accreditation Standards for Third-Party Auditor /Certification Body Accreditation pursuant to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  FDA also released a proposed rule on user fees for participation in the program.  Please see this Lieberman PLLC Regulatory Alert which summarizes the key [...]