Food Import Detections and Seizures: The Current and Future Regulatory Environment
With $49 billion worth of imported foods, the FDA and its regulatory allies oversee more than 420,000 domestic and foreign facilities.
Importers of food products intended for introduction and consumption in the United States through international commerce are responsible for ensuring that the products are safe, sanitary, wholesome, and labeled according to U.S. requirements. Over 70% of all seafood and 35% of all produce consumed in the U.S. are imported.
If you think the FDA is unable to effectively control imported food safety, think again. They do not work alone.
Food importers face special challenges from Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, the FDA and USDA, Center for Disease Control, Food Safety Inspection Service, Agricultural and Marketing Services, Food and Nutrition Services, the USDA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These organizations combine their enforcement powers to assure that food produced, processed and transported into the United States for consumption meet regulatory food safety requirements. Other countries are trending in the same direction.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Global Food Markets drive new import food safety requirements
- Review how the FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) are changing things
- Understand "Prior Notice" requirements
- Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
- Prepare for the Foreign Facility Inspection Program
- Learn what is in the “Investigations Operation Manual (IOM)
- What can happen to your product when seized
- Learn what other countries require for food import
- Review the proposed rules for food safety and quality during transportation processes
- Learn how much food and what food is imported from different countries
- Understand what the Imported Seafood Safety Program includes
- PREDICT & OASIS Systems
- Other resources available to help you
- U.S. food processors, distributors, retailers and restaurant chains importing food from foreign countries
- Food buyers
- Foreign food producers and exporters
- International food carriers
- Import and export logistics personnel
- Foreign facility food safety specialists
- Food import companies
- Import food safety personnel (managers/directors)
- Food quality personnel (managers/directors)