Food Safety

FDA strategy for the safety of imported food

The strategy document released this week describes how FDA is integrating new import oversight tools to ensure imported food is safe for consumers in the United States.

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new outline of the agency’s comprehensive approach to helping ensure the safety of food imported into the U.S. The document is FDA’s “Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food“.

For imported food, the volume and variety of imports and the complexity of global supply chains make food safety a challenging issue to address. Further complicating the issue, some exporting countries may have food safety systems that differ from U.S. food safety systems, and differing levels of regulatory capacity.

FDA has been provided with a range of tools and authorities to address the situation both domestically and in the foreign arena.

  • The U.S. imports about 15% of its overall food supply from more than 200 countries or territories
  • The U.S. received 13.8 million food shipments in 2018. Between 14-15 million are expected in 2019
Read entire post FDA Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food | Food Safety Magazine
Advertisements

Comment here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s