Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Importers of food are required to participate in the foreign supplier verification program, which accounts for food hazards, risks, safety, adulteration, and misbranding. Food from noncompliant importers will be refused entry into the U.S.

Import Certification for Food

As a condition of granting admission to an article of food imported into the U.S., the Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to require an entity to provide a certification that the article of food complies with certain safety requirements.

Identification and Prevention of Smuggled Food

The Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to develop a strategy to identify and prevent the entry of smuggled food into the U.S., and publicize any instance of smuggled food that has entered domestic commerce, is likely to be consumed, and would cause serious health consequences.

Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors

The Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to establish a system of accrediting third-party auditors that conduct food safety audits to certify that eligible foreign entities in the food import supply chain meet the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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