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Overview of U.S. FDA’s Import Program and Update on FSMA Proposed Rules, December 2013

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA), Office of International Programs hosted an educational forum on FDA’s Import Program and recent updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) proposed rules.

This forum is intended for officials representing the foreign embassies, consulates, and trade missions in the United States. The presentations and material are provided in English only

Forum Objectives:

  • To describe FDA’s Import Program; 
  • To provide an overview of FDA’s import process and how FDA and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection work together to implement the import laws and regulations;  
  • To navigate the FDA webpage for information on imports and food facility registration as well as observing a live demonstration on how to complete a Prior Notice; and 
  • To understand the newly proposed FSMA rules. 
Forum videos, presentations, transcripts, and speaker biographies
Date:Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Location:White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993
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Opening Remarks 


FDA Import Operations

FDA Webpage Navigation for Import Program


FDA Webpage Navigation for Food Facility Registration and Prior Notice


Overview and update on implementation of FSMA Proposed Rules:

- Foreign Supplier Verification Programs

- Third Party Accreditation 

- Preventive Controls for Animal Food


Closing Remarks


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