2002N-0278 - Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Extension of Comment Period
FDA Comment Number : EC491
Submitter : Mr. Christopher Boring Date & Time: 06/23/2004 06:06:35
Organization : Always Canadian, LLC
Food Industry
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
We are a US Coorporation importing Canadian grocoery goods into the States. We do not import any alcohol or tobacco products, but we do import food products (mainly snack foods. These are prepackaged, retail food products that are simply consolidated into a shipment, e.g. Snickers Bar + POtato Chips + BBQ sauce, and then shipped to people living in the States and around the world. The new Prior Notice process will literally put us out of business if it is implemented using the current guidelines.

My suggestion is that you allow companies like us to enter a master list of products that we ship, and request a prior notice under this master list, only requiring the individual product data if the shipment contains anything outside the 'umbrella' product list. In this way, you would have a record of what products are being shipped, and small companies like us, who ship 5-15 orders per day, can still remain in business and contribute to the US economy in a positive manner.

Without these changes, our company WILL NOT survive this regulation!


Christopher J. Boring
President, CEO
Always Canadian
(760) 445-2741