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UPDATED: 5/7/05

New (Proposed) FDA Regulations

Tips for Compliance

Effective Dec. 3, 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. Our key personnel have attended meetings with CBP and FDA so that these changes will go smoothly. We have developed the following tips to help resolve some concerns you may have.
  1. Insure that your suppliers are registered with FDA, and be sure to obtain their registration number when placing an order. There is no other way to get this number, and failure to have it at the time of entry will result in the denial of entry.
  2. For shipments that move "In-Bond" the prior notice must be filed at the port of arrival, NOT the port of destination.
  3. For shipments arriving via air, be sure that we recieve copies of the shipping documents prior to shipping so that we can comply with prior notice requirements.
  4. If there is any question if you or your supplier should be registered, then you should.
Based on our conversations with officials, there are going to be glitches in ths system that will be worked out once it goes into effect on Dec. 12. Please check back often for updates.

New FDA Regulations

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