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White Paper: New Foreign Supplier Verification Program & Third-Party Auditor Rules: What Every Food Importer Needs to Know

Thursday, August 01, 2013
STR Client Advisory

The Food and Drug Administration published July 29 two long-awaited proposed rules aimed at helping ensure that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced in the U.S. These two regulations represent a significant increase in the responsibilities and liabilities of food importers. 

Importers are therefore encouraged to become familiar with the provisions detailed in this white paper, consider how their operations could be affected – either negatively or positively – by the proposed rules, and then submit comments to the FDA by the Nov. 26 deadline. The FDA also plans to hold three public meetings on these proposals during the comment period to allow affected companies an additional opportunity to provide input.

Download the full white paper below.

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