FDA / FSMA
Many Italian producers work towards exporting to the United States but few of them know that selling their foods on the US territory subjects them to tight product label and ingredient compliance: label review, nutrition table preparation, list of allergens and ingredient eligibility.
The rules have just become even stricter now that the US Food Safety Law signed by Barack Obama on January 4, 2011, came into force as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The new rule aims to protect public health by ensuring greater food safety through new preventive controls, on the processes and storage within food production and the foods’ shipping and even market placement.
Producers will need to prepare a Food Safety Plan and adhere to their importers Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP). Both must be in line with the new guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration, the US government agency that regulates food placed on the American market.
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