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UPDATED: 5/7/05

Revised (Proposed) FDA Regulations

Effective Dec. 12, 2003

As part of the Public Health Security & Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act, the Food & Drug Administration has issued new regulations regarding the way food shipments are cleared.

Following comment from the public and the trade regarding the proposed rules, FDA has amended a portion of the original proposal to better serve the import community while adhearing to the BioTerrorism Act of 2002.
  1. Data will be recieved by FDA using the U.S. Customs ACS system.
  2. The prior notice requirement will be reduced if not eliminated.
The final rules are scheduled for publication in the Oct. 12, 2003 Federal Register.

Homeland Security

Final FDA Rules in effec Dec. 12, 2003

Tips for compliance with new regulations

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