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Extension 4: FDA - SENASICA MOU (Cantaloupes)

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EXTENSION OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN THE
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE SANIDAD, INOCUIDAD
Y CALIDAD AGROALIMENTARIA
OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES
CONCERNING
ENTRY OF MEXICAN CANTALOUPES
INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Whereas the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (collectively, the Participants) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Entry of Mexican Cantaloupes into the United States of America signed on October 26, 2005 (the MOU); and

Whereas the activities under the MOU were to continue for a period of five years which the five year period ended on the 26th of October, 2010; and

Whereas the activities under the MOU were extended for a one year period which the one year period will end on the 28th of October, 2011; and

Whereas the activities under the MOU were extended for six months for which the six month period ended on the 28th of April, 2012; and

Whereas the activities under the MOU were extended for 75 days for which the 75 day period ended on the 13th of July, 2012; and

Whereas the Participants desire to extend the cooperative work under the MOU in promoting the safety of public health and to ensure the safety of cantaloupes exported to the United States of America from the United Mexican States;

The Participants hereby consent to extend the MOU for a period of 90 days from the last date of signature of this document.

 

Signed on behalf of FDA:

__________/s/__________
Deborah M. Autor, Esq.
Deputy Commissioner
Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Tel. +1301-796-4600
Fax. +1301-595-7937



Date: August 28, 2012

       Signed on behalf of SENASICA:

__________/s/__________
MVZ. Enrique Sánchez Cruz
Director en Jefe


Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y
Calidad Agroalimentaria Secretaría de
Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural,
Pesca y Alimentacíon



Date: August 22, 2012