In an article published on November 17, 2015 the news provider Chemical Watch reports on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule on the ‘foreign supplier verification programs [FSVP] for importers of food for humans and animals’. Therein, the FDA stated that it does not consider it appropriate to exclude food contact substances (including food packaging) from the definition of “food” for FSVP purposes. Under the regulation, importers need to verify that food imported into the U.S. complies with the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls and standards for the produce safety provisions of the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Chemical Watch (November 18, 2015). “U.S. FDA subjects FCMs to import verification rule.”
Federal Register (November 27, 2015). “Foreign supplier verification programs for importers of food for humans and animals.”