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New Electronic System for Milk Product Exporting Facilities

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Food and Drug Administration announced July 25 that it has launched a new electronic system that U.S. manufacturers and processors of milk products can use to request to be included on a list of eligible exporting facilities to facilitate meeting a foreign country’s requirements.

Some foreign countries use a list to identify U.S. manufacturers and processors eligible to ship milk products to their countries, and the FDA has established and currently maintains country-specific lists for Chile, China and the European Union. The new FDA Unified Registration and Listing Systems Dairy Listing Module allows U.S. manufacturers and processors interested in exporting milk products to one or more of these countries to apply for inclusion on these lists, update listing information, and reapply for lists as necessary.

The FDA states that as of July 25 new applications and biennial updates for currently listed firms will be processed using the DLM. To ensure a successful transition the FDA strongly encourages U.S. manufacturers and processors of milk products that are currently listed on the Chile, China or EU milk product lists to submit a new application via the DLM.

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