Panama: More Time to Register Imported Food

An extension until August 28 has been given to the deadline for importers to update the documentation required by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority.

Monday, August 17, 2015

From a statement issued by the Panamanian Authority for Food Safety:

Panama City / As part of the technological modernization being developed by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA), added to the suspension of the reception of digital applications for Registration of Pre-packaged Foods which started today and continues until next Monday 24 August, the company is extending the deadline for importers to update their documentation required by resolutions No. 031-AG-2015 042-AG-2015.

The general manager of AUPSA, Dr. Yuri Huerta, clarifies that the extension of time for importers to update their records, will be until August 28 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Regarding the Health Operating Permit of the winery, importers must apply the same to the Department of Food Protection (DEPA) of the Ministry of Health.



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Panama: Food Registration Unified

August 2015

The new platform combines the previous two, the one used for the United States and in other countries, combining them into one platform.

From a statement issued by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority:

The Food Registration Department under the National Standards for Food Import (DINAN) of the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA), informs users and the general public that a platform has now been enabled for food registration processes. The new platform combines the previous two, that is the one used for the United States and other countries, making a single platform.

Panama: Suspension of Food Registrations

August 2015

From August 14th to 24th digital applications will not be received for the Registering of Pre-packaged Foods nor for update procedures and annexes to labels, due to system maintenance.

From a statement issued by the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA):

Panama City / The Panamanian Authority for Food Safety (AUPSA), informs its users that for eight days the receipt of digital applications for Registration of Pre-packaged Foods and procedures for updating / attaching labels, will be suspended.

Panama: Food Import Permits Suspended

June 2015

For violating requirements of the new law, the Panamanian Food Safety Authority has suspended the permits of 50% of the companies registered in the food notification system.

The controversial law with which the government intends to protect domestic agricultural production is currently being implemented and as a result, the government has suspended 3,275 permits belonging to companies that were not complying with the requirements under the new law, such as "... having adequate storage warehouses for food, having a legal representative and having legal residence. "

Food Security in Canada

August 2014

On August 22nd the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will host a free webinar on the proposed new regulatory framework and standards of food safety.

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (Procomer):

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be conducting a webinar (online seminar) for free and in English, with emphasis on information of interest to small businesses on Friday 22 August.

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