2003D-0545 - Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding the Interim Final Rule on Registration of Food Facility (Edition 3); Availability
FDA Comment Number : EC5
Submitter : Mrs. Esther Springer-Johannesen Date & Time: 04/19/2004 03:04:47
Organization : Seko Worldwide
International Industry
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
No where in the interim rules are there any exemptions for personal effects of returning US Citizens, to include those citizens who are returning from extended employment as government employees in foreign countries. We have been requested by our importer to request that FDA make an exemption for personal effects aquired abroad. We have found that most of the personal effects shipments that the individuals do not have adaquate information to complete the prior notice information in detail.

I hope that FDA will review their decision and consider making exemptions for personal effects coming into the US for returning residents.

Esther Springer-Johannesen
Seko Worldwide / Seattle