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On July 26, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two proposed rules in accordance with Sections 301 and 307 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): (1) governing foreign supplier verification and (2) governing third-party audits and certification.
The proposed rules represent a significant change in FDA’s approach and attempt to enhance FDA oversight of all imported human and animal food. Moreover, these rules require most importers to develop and implement a Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for all food that they import. Lastly, imports that fail to comply with a FSVP may be subject to refusal of admission.
When finalized, the proposed rules will present a significant set of new compliance obligations for all food and beverage importers. Food companies and importers should have a complete understanding of FDA’s current thinking as reflected in this proposed rule to assess its potential impact on their businesses.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to help you understand the complex issues related to the proposed rule and its impact on your firm and the broader market. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour LIVE Webcast.
To view the webcast go to this link: http://youtu.be/jrxi67UjiHw
To learn more about the webcast please visit our website: http://theknowledgegroup.org/