FDA opens office in Costa Rica

The office of the Food and Drugs Administration will operate out of the US Embassy in Pavas and will provide information about the requirements and processes for exporting.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

According to nacion.com, "Exporters will be able to inquire about the requirements that they must meet in order to sell their products in the US.

"This will help Costa Rican exporters to get basic information for registering products such as food, drinks, and medications," explained Maria Luisa Avial, minister of Health."

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El Salvador: Training for Companies in Value Chains

July 2013

The training will support producers of food and beverages so that they can comply with the Food and Drug Administration's Modernization Act for Food Safety.

From a press release by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

The National Quality Council, through the Salvadoran Agency for Standardization (OSN), the Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (PROESA) and the Corporation of Exporters of El Salvador (COEXPORT) are promoting the program "EXPORT QUALITY" inaugurated by the President of the National Quality Council and Minister of Economy, Armando Flores, on July 24, 2013. This program aims to strengthen companies who produce food and drink so that they are able to comply with the Modernization Act for Safety Food, of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Deadline to Renew FDA Registration Extended

January 2013

The Food and Drug Administration agency of the United States has extended the period for renewal of registration of food exporters until 31 January.

A statement from the Trade Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) states:

All companies that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption and export to the U.S.

How to successfully export to the USA

May 2011

The exporters corporation of El Salvador is holding a regional workshop themed “Modernising Technical Requirements” to help people export to the U.S. safely.

As part of its AGROCAFTA program, the corporation of exporters of El Salvador (COEXPORT) is including a a regional workshop on modernising technical requirements to support SMEs with making secure exports to the U.S.

Honduras: FDA to supervise harvesting of melons.

August 2008

Experts from the US Food and Drugs Administration will arrive in the country in October.

The objective is to verify whether or not the melon farms are in compliance with the security health measures required by the United States.

In March, the FDA suspended the exportation of melons to the United States by the Montelibano Company and by the Lavaderos company on the 4th of June, because it allegedly found that their products were contaminated with salmonella.

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