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FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act Brings New Regulations

A Letter from our VP of Import Operations


Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

  • The FSVP regulation has implications for food importers both in application of best practices within the importer’s supply chain as well as the transmission of the U.S. Customs entry.

  • Implementation will begin May 27, 2017.

  • Food importers must identify who the FSVP Importer is for their import and that FSVP importer is responsible for establishing a foreign supplier verification program.

  • The FSVP Importer may not be the same party as the Importer of Record, please see enclosed Coverage Flowchart to help determine if you are the FSVP importer.

  • Allports will need to now obtain from the Importer of Record and transmit the follow data elements for each line entry of food product:

    • Name, Contact Info of the FSVP Importer

    • DUNS # of the FSVP Importer

    • FDA registration number of the FSVP Importer


Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

  • The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule has implications for all parties of the supply chain that will transport food.

  •  Food shippers must develop and implement procedures to ensure that equipment and vehicles used meet sanitary requirements. For food importers and for Allports, this means that when hiring trucking of imported food products, we will need to assure our process for vetting and understanding the sanitary condition of the carrier meets the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule.

  •  Implementation dates vary depending on the size of your business.


FSVP Coverage Flow Chart

Sanitary Transportation Rule

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