USDA – SEPT 2017 - Audit : Evaluation of food safety and inspection service's equivalency assessments of exporting countries. GAO_GOV 06/12/19 Actions Needed to Improve FDA Oversight of Import Alert Removal Decisions. What GAO Found The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) import alert process for seafood products includes three key components: (1) establishing new import alerts, which inform FDA field staff and the public that the agency has enough evidence that products appear to violate a federal food safety law to detain those products at U.S. ports of entry without physically examining them; (2) placing firms and products on existing import alerts; and (3) removing firms and products from those import alerts when violations are resolved.
As of July 3, 2018—the most recent data at the time of GAO's analysis—FDA had 52 active import alerts affecting imported seafood that addressed a wide range of violations of federal law, including the presence of foodborne pathogens, such as Salmonella , or unapproved animal drug residues. FDA has not established performance goals and measures for seafood import alerts—key elements for assessing the effectiveness of programs. Why GAO Did This Study. Instruction technique DGAL/SDASEI/2019-718 du 18-10-2019 Conditions d'agrément des établissements exportant des viandes et produits carnés vers les Etats-Unis d'Amérique (USA). Instruction technique DGAL/SDASEI/2018-635 du 27-08-2018 Conditions d'agrément des établissements exportant des viandes et produits carnés vers les Etats-Unis d'Amérique (USA)
REGISTRAR CORP via YOUTUBE 16/03/17 Webinar : How to Export Food to USA. MAPAQ VIA YOUTUBE 13/12/17 Stratégies d’entrée sur le marché des États-Unis- Produits naturels et de spécialité. CONSUMERFED 17/10/17 New Government Report Reveals Flaws in Meat and Poultry Import Inspection System Consumer Groups Want FSIS to Fix its Process for Verifying Compliance with U.S. Standards before Opening Border Further. Washington D.C. — On Friday, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an Audit Report indicating that weak controls on imported meat and poultry are putting American consumers at risk. The news comes in the wake of actions to suspend Brazilian beef imports after allegations of corruption and unsanitary practices in that country’s meatpacking industry, and just weeks after USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed authorizing cooked chicken imports from China for the first time. Under U.S. law, a foreign producer may not export meat and poultry to the United States unless FSIS has determined that its government’s food regulation system affords an “equivalent” level of sanitary protection to that of the U.S.
Once FSIS has made an initial determination, it monitors whether the country’s system remains equivalent through measures that include on-site audits. WORLDS TOP EXPORTS 29/11/17 Top Imported Fruits Most Loved by Americans. Fresh fruits love bowls Bananas, avocados and fresh grapes are America’s three most popular imported fruits representing 44.2% of the value of all fruits imported into the United States during 2016.Overall in 2016, US demand amounted to US$13.8 billion worth of imported fruits.
That dollar amount equals a 47.1% increase from the value of America’s imported fruits during 2012 and a 9% year-over-year uptick from 2015 to 2016.In contrast, exported fruits from the US were valued at $6.5 billion–less than half of America’s total spent on fruits imported from 110 countries and territories around the globe. Thus the US incurred a formidable -$7.3 billion trade deficit in the international trade of fruits during 2016. America’s Most Beloved Imported Fruits The following list showcases the top 15 imported fruits most in demand by Americans. USFoodandDrugAdmin via YOUTUBE 01/11/16 FDA’s Import Operations: How FDA Regulates Imported Products. ECOWATCH 09/05/13 Food Imports from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection. The Cornucopia Institute The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats gathered information yesterday regarding concerns being raised about imports of food from China that are entering the U.S.
"We don't trust, for good reason, the Chinese to supply ingredients for our dog and cat food," said hearing witness Mark A. Kastel, senior farm policy analyst at The Cornucopia Institute. "Why should we trust Chinese exporters for the food that we are feeding our children and families? " Kastel added that the U.S. The Cornucopia Institute, based in Wisconsin, has been acting as an organic food and agriculture industry watchdog for the past decade. In February 2011, the USDA's National Organic Program began informing the public of fraudulent organic certificates—the paperwork required for the formal sale of organic foods. Patty Lovera, the assistant director of Washington, D.C. Subcommittee chair Rep. Rep. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 27/03/14 Using economic variables to identify adulteration in food imports : application to US seafood imports.
FRANCE AGRIMER 09/12/15 Mise en application de la loi de modernisation de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (FSMA-8/12/2015) Mise en application de la loi de modernisation de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (FSMA - Food safety modernization act) – Règle finale sur le programme de vérification du fournisseur étranger Complétant la réglementation sur les contrôle préventifs, la FDA a publié le 27 novembre 2015 un deuxième paquet de « final rules » d’application de la loi de modernisation de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (FSMA - Food safety modernization act) comprenant trois textes : la réglementation sur la sécurité sanitaire des fruits et légumes frais, la réglementation sur le système d’accréditation d’auditeurs tiers et la réglementation sur le programme de vérification du fournisseur étranger (FSVP) qui s’appliquera spécifiquement aux exportateurs tant du secteur de l’alimentation humaine que de l’alimentation animale.
Pour plus d'information sur les échanges en Amérique du Nord cliquez sur le lien ci dessous afin se rendre sur le site du Club des exportateurs agroalimentaires en Amérique du Nord. USDA 22/04/14 USDA Proposes Adjustments to Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Program User Fees - Questions and Answers. ERS USDA 30/03/15 USDA Economic Research Service-US Food Imports.
U.S. consumers demand variety, quality, and convenience in the foods they consume.
As Americans have become wealthier and more ethnically diverse, the American food basket reflects a growing share of tropical products, spices, and imported gourmet products. Seasonal and climatic factors drive U.S. imports of popular types of fruits and vegetables and tropical products, such as cocoa and coffee. In addition, a growing share of U.S. imports can be attributed to intra-industry trade, whereby agricultural-processing industries based in the United States carry out certain processing steps offshore and import products at different levels of processing from their subsidiaries in foreign markets.
FOOD SAFETY NEWS 03/03/15 GAO: FDA Not Keeping Pace With FSMA Foreign Inspection Mandate. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to do more to ensure that its foreign offices are keeping food imported to the U.S. safe, says a report released Friday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
In 2010, GAO studied FDA’s foreign offices and found that they engaged in a variety of activities relating to food safety but faced challenges due to an increasing workload and other factors. In this followup to the 2010 report, GAO found that the agency is not keeping pace with the number of foreign inspections mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Under the act, FDA was required to inspect 600 foreign food facilities in the first year following its enactment and, for each of the next 5 years, inspect at least twice the number of facilities inspected during the previous year. By this estimate, the agency should have inspected 4,800 facilities in 2014, but it only conducted 1,323 inspections this past year.
GAO 27/02/15 Additional Actions Needed to Help FDA's Foreign Offices Ensure Safety of Imported Food. What GAO Found.
APHIS USDA 22/05/13 US State and Territory Animal Import Regulations. PLEASE NOTE: This information is derived from each State Veterinarian, but may not reflect the most recent information.
Please check with the appropriate State Veterinarian if you have any questions concerning the information provided or on the legal interpretation of the referenced regulations. These files are presented by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services but are written and maintained by each State. For clarification on any of the rules and regulations, contact the State veterinarian . Click on the appropriate link to find the International Regulations for Exporting Animals and Animal Products . Information about importing dogs and cats into the U.S. may be found on the Centers for Disease Control page, and in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 9 Part 93:600 and on the APHIS Veterinary Services Pet Imports website. FOR STATE AQUACULTURE IMPORT REGULATIONS : click here .
USDA - 2013 - Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual. FOOD & WATER WATCH 25/01/13 FSIS Announces Major Cut in Import Inspections Four Years After It Took Effect. Advocacy Group Says Public Comment on Gutted Import Safety Inspections “Too Little, Too Late”; Chinese Poultry Soon to Come Under “Self-Reported” Inspections Washington, D.C. – Today, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a Notice in the Federal Register that it has made a major change to the way it conducts inspections of countries that are eligible to export meat, poultry and egg products to the U.S.
(Ongoing Equivalence Verifications of Foreign Regulatory Systems, Docket No. FSIS-2012-0049). The agency is also requesting public comments on this change. Food & Water Watch, a national consumer organization, says the announcement and accompanying public comment period regarding changes in the import inspection program are too little, too late, since the change took place four years ago, at the beginning of the first Obama Administration. The Federal Register Notice that will appear tomorrow is announcing a change the agency has already made.
FDA 31/07/13 Import alerts by number. FOOD SAFETY NEWS 01/03/13 FDA Releases Plan for Improving Safety of Imported Food. The federal Food and Drug Administration Thursday unveiled its plan for improving food safety in countries that export food to the United States. The document fulfills one of the mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act, enacted by Congress in 2011, which calls on FDA to “develop a comprehensive plan to increase the technical, scientific, and regulatory food safety capacity of foreign governments [that export to the U.S.] and their respective food industries.” FDA has responded to this call this week with its International Food Safety Capacity-Building Plan, which focuses on improving the safety of food production and pathogen surveillance in foreign countries. To accomplish this, the agency will bolster food safety training for food manufacturers and regulators abroad, improve communication with foreign health agencies and explore the possibility of a foreign inspection report that would be considered the equivalent of an FDA inspection.
FRANCE AGRIMER - AVRIL 2012 - Réglementation américaine : Démarches sanitaires liées à l'exportation des denrées alimentaires. Food Control Available online 28 March 2012 Systems and governance in Food Import Safety: A U.S. Perspective (document accessibl. Abstract Safety of globally-sourced imported food commodities and supplements, and the development of public and private regulatory mechanisms to ensure their safety, were the subject of a broad-based collaborative project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The problems are complex and require a multi-disciplinary, systems-based perspective. The project began with numerous seminars and benefitted from a two-day conference in the first year. Many of the insights in this paper were originally inspired by presentations and discussions from that conference with attendees representing the food industry, government regulatory departments, scientific service companies, the legal community, and academics from a variety of areas.
Attendees included representation from the European Union, Mexico, Canada, and China. Keywords U.S. food safety; Adulteration; Contamination; Supply chains; Imports; Governance. NOTE DE SERVICE DGAL/SDSSA/SDAEI/N2012-8274 Date: 26 décembre 2012 Conditions d'agrément des établissements exportant des viande. YOUTUBE 21/04/11 FDA Import Requirements and Compliance: Part 6 - FSMA. YOUTUBE 21/04/11 FDA Import Requirements and Compliance: Part 5 - Low-Acid Canned Foods and HACCP. YOUTUBE 21/04/11 FDA Import Requirements and Compliance: Part 4 - Product Labeling and Product Claims. YOUTUBE 21/04/11 FDA Import Requirements and Compliance: Part 3 - Product Labeling. YOUTUBE 21/04/11 FDA Import Requirements and Compliance: Part 2 - Prior Notice & US Agent. YOUTUBE 21/04/11 FDA Import Requirements and Compliance: Part 1. FDA 22/05/12 Présentation : FDA’s Import Operations: How FDA Regulates Imported Products.
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE AUX ETATS UNIS - AVRIL 2012 - Exporter des denrées alimentaires aux Etats-Unis : dispositions réglementaires.