German Food Blog: Labeling and Trade Regulations

May 9, 2016 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

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, Labeling and Trade Regulations

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, Labeling and Trade Regulations

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”

September 30, 2015 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

Food Safety Modernization Act – Update

It took five years from the president’s signature to the publication of the final rule. Now it’s here: as of September 2015, the first final rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) comes into force. In the following, we’ve summarized the most significant aspects of the FSMA rules and how they may impact producers, … Continue reading “Food Safety Modernization Act – Update”

February 13, 2015 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

As NON-GMO Label Thrives, Calls for Mandatory Labeling Get Louder

As sales of non-GMO labeled products eclipsed $10 billion in 2014 and continues to pace at double digit growth, consumer and food industry advocates pressure the FDA and USDA to provide a clear guidance to what and what not constitutes foods free of genetically modified organisms. Current definitions and mandatory labeling laws vary from state … Continue reading “As NON-GMO Label Thrives, Calls for Mandatory Labeling Get Louder”