Ryan Systems, Inc.

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 90% 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.

Why you should attend:

If you import human or animal food or food supplements and ingredients into the United States for purposes of consumption, you are impacted.  Understanding the FDA FSMA foreign supplier import rules and regulations can greatly help to reduce risk to consumers and to your company.  As a food supply chain member, you are responsible to assure the reliability and food safety of your suppliers.  Qualification and management of your producers, shippers and carriers are critical to your organization’s success and survival. 

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