Information for Fishery Products Establishments involved in the production of Fishery Products for export to the United States of America
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the USA is known to be stepping up its volume of inspections on a worldwide basis of food exporters to the United States. Here in the UK, and specifically to the seafood sector, there is a programme of inspections planned for fishery establishments, the first audits are already scheduled for September, and will focus on businesses in Scotland. It is likely that further visits may be undertaken later in 2011/12.
These inspections are aimed at verifying compliance of exporting food establishments with the FDA’s requirements and United States food safety standards.
For further information and some background to the FDA Foreign Food Inspection Programme please go to: http://www.fda.gov/Food/InternationalActivities/ucm196386.htm
Further general information on importing food products into the United States can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Food/InternationalActivities/Imports/default.htm
The following information is intended to provide seafood businesses concerned in the export of fish and fishery products to the United States with easy access to relevant FDA guidance and Code of Federal Regulations. The documents provided are concerned in the general manufacture, packing and holding of food for human consumption; and additional specific HACCP and food safety regulations for fish and fishery products.
The Food Standards Agency in Scotland is liaising closely with the United States FDA in relation to this inspection programme in Scotland. Should you wish further information please contact:
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