The Introduction of Foreign Food Suppliers’ Management in the U.S.
More than 48 million American people get foodborne illnesses every year. Also, lots of immigrants in the U.S. have a high demand for foreign food. How to ensure the imported foods comply with U.S. food law, especially foreign food suppliers’ management, becomes an important issue. Food Safety Modernization Act and related FDA regulations establish the foreign supplier verification program and the voluntary qualified importer program and strength foreign food suppliers’ management. These new measures can help us to review our food safety management system. Meanwhile, Taiwanese food businesses shall understand and comply with these regulations to meet the US requirements of imported food and deal with the inspection of the FDA.