German Food Blog

Look to this blog for nutrition and lifestyle trends, agricultural issues, and timely updates on FDA actions, trade regulations, and other matters affecting the market for German foods and beverages in North America.

 

May 9, 2016 Posted in German Food Blog

FSMA: Letter of Guarantee, Affidavit

As governmental oversight and enforcement in the US becomes stricter and potentially more costly for US importers, wholesalers and retailers, foreign manufacturers will be asked to vouch for the safety and label compliance of their exported products. That’s why more and more industrial and retail customers in the US request a legally binding Letter of … Continue reading “FSMA: Letter of Guarantee, Affidavit”

May 9, 2016 Posted in German Food Blog

FSMA: Meaning of Misbranded Foods

Here is what the US Congress defined as “misbranded” food in the context of the Food Safety Modernization Act: Should misbranded food knowingly introduce misbranded food into interstate commerce cause a danger to the health and lives of people, the responsible US manufacturer or US importer of foreign manufactured foods will be held financially or … Continue reading “FSMA: Meaning of Misbranded Foods”

May 9, 2016 Posted in German Food Blog

FSMA: The Meaning of Adulterated Foods

Here is what the US Congress defined as “adulterated” food in the context of the Food Safety Modernization Act. US manufacturers or US importers of foreign manufactured foods can be criminally liable to knowingly introduce adulterated food into interstate commerce. This includes food and beverages that: …contain poisonous or insanitary ingredients or substance that lead … Continue reading “FSMA: The Meaning of Adulterated Foods”

April 19, 2016 Posted in German Food Blog

Five Ways to Get Your New Products on the Shelf

Selling food and beverages in the United States or Canada is an expensive endeavor. Here is a comprehensive list of your “costs of doing business” to consider before you make the first appointments with importers, brokers, wholesalers or retailers: Competitive analyis. Don’t waste your retail buyer’s time. Before you send your standard sales brochure, pause … Continue reading “Five Ways to Get Your New Products on the Shelf”

April 19, 2016 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

From Field to Fork – New Ways to Feed The World

If you think that foods comes from a supermarket, don’t bother to read on. If you are interested in why we need to – and how we can – change our ways to plant, grow, harvest, process, deliver and sell food, this post is for you. Click on the links to get additional information on … Continue reading “From Field to Fork – New Ways to Feed The World”