Services for compliance with FSMA / FDA rules for exporting food to America
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10 min read | Lucio Miranda
FSMA Certification - ExportUSA provides ALL services for compliance with FSMA regulations in partnership with a food certification company authorized by the FDA
The ExportUSA food technologists and certification company is accredited by the FDA to assist companies that must comply with the provisions of the FSMA legislation in force since September 26, 2016 on the export of food to the United States of America
The services for compliance with the new import rules issued by the FDA were studied by ExportUSA taking into account what is needed on a practical level to solve all the possible obstacles to the importation of food products into the United States:
We have formed a partnership with a company specializing in food certification and food production techniques. It is a company accredited by the FDA to be able to certify the compliance of exporting companies with the FSMA rules;
In the United States, our company under US law offers American importers the guarantee of compliance with the products to be imported into America and communicates directly with the FDA in case of need;
Around this structure we have created all the services needed to comply with FSMA to export food to the United States
With a company in America and an office in New York, ExportUSA is in a unique position to provide American importers with the [now mandatory] guarantee that the products to be imported come from manufacturing companies compliant with FSMA, the new FDA regulation for import of food in the United States
FSMA certification for compliance with the new FDA rules on food safety for importing food products into the United States of America
FSMA certification for compliance with the new FDA rules on food safety for importing food products into the United States of America PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS and GAP ANALYSIS - The first step we take to bring our client food companies into compliance with the FSMA legislation is to analyze the situation of the individual company starting from three elements:
Review and analysis of the HACCP plan adopted;
If needed, inspection of production plants,
reception of storage of raw materials and finished products; Review and analysis of production processes.
The result of Phase One will be a so-called "Gap Analysis" written report detailing what needs to be done to comply with the FSMA regulations. The client company, having evaluated the relationship, may decide to carry out the activities necessary to comply with the law on its own or to delegate them to third parties or even to ExportUSA itself, in complete freedom and without contractual restrictions.
FSMA / FDA COMPLIANCE ACTIVITIES - During this second phase, ExportUSA carries out all the activities, identified in the Gap Analysis, which are necessary to comply with the provisions of the FSMA / FDA regulations for importing food specialties into the United States of America.
FSVP [Foreign Supplier Verification Program] MANUFACTURING COMPANY VERIFICATION SERVICE FOR AMERICAN IMPORTERS - For the first time, the FDA requires American importers to verify that the products to be imported comply with the provisions of the FSMA.
ExportUSA carries out this verification on behalf of American food importers, thus allowing producers to continue selling to their client American importers [both regular and new].
With an office in New York and as an American company, ExportUSA is in a unique position to give American importers confidence that a manufacturer outside the US will comply with the new rules imposed by FSMA
THREE-YEAR REVIEW OF THE HARPC PLAN AND COMPLIANCE WITH FSMA / FDA REQUIREMENTS - The FSMA regulations also require that the HARPC plan be revalidated every three years and, more generally, that all the processes and procedures envisaged by the FSMA regulations are also revalidated. With its team of technologists and food certification experts, ExportUSA also offers this service of verification and maintenance of compliance for companies that have to export food products to the United States.
PCQI - SERVICE OF AN EXPERT IN THE FSMA REGULATION - The FSMA rules issued by the FDA require the appointment within the company of an expert in the interpretation, application and control of all the FSMA rules on the preparation and storage of food products intended for import and sale in the United States of America. The purpose of the standard is to be sure that the company is able to keep procedures monitored at all times and therefore to always remain in compliance with the FSMA regulations.
The person may be an employee of the company or someone from outside, for example a business consultant.
The law says that the "PCQI" can be considered an expert [and therefore qualifies for the role of PCQI in the eyes of the FDA] if they have the relevant qualifications or work experience, or a combination of the two.
ExportUSA provides the company with the PCQI Outsourcing service.