FDA released the Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Third Party Certification proposed rules as required under FSMA. Both of these proposals apply to botanicals and other ingredients for use in the manufacture of dietary supplements. Under the proposals, U.S. importers would need to verify that their foreign suppliers are meeting U.S. food safety requirements. In addition, FDA proposes standards to strengthen the quality and credibility of foreign third-party audits.
Food and Drug Administration
July 26, 2013
FDA issues two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically.
- Proposed Rule on Food Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
- Proposed Rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications