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FDA Takes New Steps in Oversight of Imported Foods

FDA announced that it has recognized the first accreditation body under the voluntary Accredited Third-Party Certification Program created by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The organization being recognized is ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), an organization jointly owned by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) based READ MORE

FDA Announces Enforcement Discretion Under FSMA

On January 4, 2011, Congress enacted the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), aiming to protect the public by ensuring the U.S. food supply is safe through prevention and enforcement. The FSMA included seven foundational rules, which we summarized in our FSMA: Stay Compliant with DTL’s ‘PICTURE’! blog.

Food Importers – Want to Expedite Your Importations with FDA?

 On January 2, 2018, FDA announced that it expects to begin accepting applications in early 2018 for its Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which we first advised you of back in 2015. VQIP is a voluntary, fee-based program for importers that will allow expedited review and importation of human and animal foods into the United READ MORE

2018 Seminars – We Want to Hear from YOU!

DTL is Planning Our 2018 Seminars AND WANTS YOUR Input!! We want our 2018 Seminars to answer the import/export questions you have! Please provide your comments by voting below! Please VOTE here! If you have any specific comments you want to share with us, please email us at info@diaztradelaw.com.

Your Cheat Sheet to Comply With CBP’s Forced Labor Requirements

 We recently advised our readers of the 12 Questions on Forced Labor the import community must answer in order to comply with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) amended Reasonable Care Checklist. This checklist was released September 2017 to: Comply with the informed compliance requirement of Title VI of the North American Free Trade Agreement READ MORE