El Salvador: FDA to Inspect Export Companies

As of October 15 inspectors from the US Food and Drug Administration will be carrying out spot checks on exporters of food and beverages.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Corporation of Exporters of El Salvador (Coexport) announced that the inspections will start from October 15, and companies which export food and beverages will be selected at random for visits.

"... The FDA inspects product processing, food safety and sanitary and phytosanitary regulations. But this is not limited to the manufacture of the product itself, but a reviews is also made of inputs and raw materials going to factories in order to inspect the quality with which they were developed, known as traceability. "

Laprensagrafica.com reported that "... The implications of FDA inspections are multiple, including the fact that they have the power to halt the export of a product which does not meet requirements. "

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