FDA Releases Final Guidance for Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing final guidance for industry for a voluntary, fee-based program to allow the expedited review and importation of foods into the United States from importers with a proven track record of food safety and security. The final guidance is in question-and-answer format to explain how this program will work. In particular … Continue reading FDA Releases Final Guidance for Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

China lifts its import ban on animal products from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom

China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced 4 years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus. The decision – preceded with joint efforts of various Commission services and EU Member States - was announced by the Chinese Minister of Agriculture … Continue reading China lifts its import ban on animal products from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom