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Food Safety Modernization Act Archive

FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

November 10, 2016

imgres-2The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (Pub. L. 111-353) enables the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) to better protect public health by helping to ensure the safety and security of the food supply.

This guidance document describes FDA’s policy regarding participation in FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) by importers of food for humans or animals. This document provides guidance on:

  • The benefits VQIP importers can expect to receive;
  • The eligibility criteria for VQIP participation;
  • Instructions for completing a VQIP application;
  • Conditions that may result in revocation of participation in VQIP; and
  • Criteria for VQIP reinstatement following revocation.

Important reading for anyone in the food industry.

Science and Compliance-Developing a Food Safety Plan

May 21, 2013

Mark your calendar for June 6th from 11:30am-12:30pm. Along with Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel of Dirigo Quality Meats, we will be hosting a live audio conference designed to provide food industry professionals with the essential information they need to begin building a comprehensive food safety plan. Get started with a thorough grounding on the law and the science of food safety, as we explain how to gain a thorough understanding of the legal consequences of a food-borne illness outbreak, the major components of the Food Safety Modernization Act and provide an overview of HACCP.

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