Renewal of Export Records with FDA

The deadline for food exporters to update their details with the Food and Drug Administration of USA is December 31, 2014.

Monday, October 20, 2014

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

Every company which manufactures, processes, packs or holds food for human or animal consumption and export to the United States must renew its registration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the measures included in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The deadline for this adjustment will be from 1 October to 31 December.

Exporters should be aware that the upgrade process is different from registration renewal. For the latter, you must access the link and access the FURLS module (Food Facility Registration Module).

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Panama: More Time to Register Imported Food

August 2015

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

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.

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.

New Food Safety Law in Canada

December 2012

The "Safe Food for Canadians Act" strengthens controls by including the registration of importers as well as a ban on imports of unsafe food products.

A statement from the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

Canada pushes new food safety law

The new Food Security Act of Canada is focused on improving the supervision of food safety, modernizing legislative authorities and expanding market opportunities, this legislation has already been approved by the Canadian Senate and will take effect after final approval .

National Plan will regulate the quality of food in Costa Rica

June 2008

A National Plan of Technical Regulation has been put into effect for Costa Rica by the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade.

The Plan establishes the requirements for fresh and canned food products through 34 technical regulations that are to control the quality and safety of food products offered on the markets.

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