2002N-0278 - Small Entity Compliance Guides on Registration of Food Facilities and Prior Notice of Imported Food; Availability
FDA Comment Number : EC404
Submitter : Mr. Bill Smith Date & Time: 05/06/2004 07:05:22
Organization : MISSION PRODUCE, INC
Food Industry
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THIS IS TO SUBMIT OUR AGREEMENT TO THE COMMENTS MADE BY LYNNETTE KEFFER OF J&K FRESH, LLC., REGARDING DOCKET NO. 2002N-0278 AND THE PRIOR NOTICE REQUIREMENT FOR FRESH PRODUCE. AS A LEADING IMPORTER OF FRESH AVOCADOS, WE ALSO ADVOCATE THAT PRODUCE BE EXEMPT FROM THE PRIOR NOTICE REQUIREMENT BECAUSE, AS MS KEFFER STATED, THE PRODUCT IS ALREADY SUBMITTED TO A HIGH LEVEL OF EXAMINATION AND SCRUTINY BY CBP AND USDA. WE SUPPORT ALL EFFORTS TO PROMOTE BORDER SECURITY AND FOOD SAFETY, BUT WE ALSO SUPPORT INFORMATION CONSOLIDATION TO ELIMINATE COSTLY DELAYS AND MORE PAPERWORK.