FSMA Import Requirements Could Reach Port Before Many Firms Prepare
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Supplement importers should review their supply chains and records maintenance to ensure FSVP compliance, though those and other actions are necessary for ongoing supply chain integrity. Still, many small and medium-sized businesses are unprepared, says regulatory consultant David Acheson.
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Supplement firms are making business decisions to avoid high costs linked to possible designation as importers under the FSMA foreign supplier verification program.
Proposed FSMA rules would subject imported food products, including supplements, to the same safety standards as domestically produced food. The proposals are reminders that although supplement manufacturing is exempt from FSMA provisions redundant to GMP requirements, the act adds regulatory burdens for some firms.