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Exporting Food Products into the United States
Exported food products into US are subject to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection when offered at U.S. ports of entry. FDA may detain shipments of products offered for export if the shipments are found not to be in compliance with U.S. requirements. Both exported and domestically-produced foods must meet the same legal requirements in
the United States.

Procedures and Requirements for exporting Food Products
In addition to meeting the requirements of U.S. food regulations including food facility registration, exporters must follow U.S. import procedures as well as the requirements of Prior Notice.
•    Import Program into US
•    Prior Notice of Imported Foods into US
•    Chapter 5 - Food, Colors, and Cosmetics
•    Food Safety
 
Exporting Food Gifts for Personal Use
•    Sending Gifts to Your Friends and Family: Prior Notice Policy
•    Importing Gift Packs and Prior Notice into US
•    Sending Food through International Mail - Selected Excerpts from the Prior Notice Interim Final Rule, Guidance Documents, and Fact Sheets
Exporting Seafood
•    The Imported Seafood Safety Program of US
Page Last Updated: 04/29/2013

Frequently Asked Questions for Shipping into US
1.    As am aware some companies like FDA Registrar Corp. are not in any way associated with U.S. FDA, however, since it is a requirement to have an U.S. Agent for foreign facility, can you suggest or have appointed such agents for FDA registration. Or according to you is FDA registrar corp. ok to work with as an U.S. Agent.
2.     How long does it take to after application to get registration number.
3.    After having registered does the importer/exporter still need prior notice before shipment?
4.    Will the facility require an FDA visit?
5.    If am the exporter but not the manufacturer, does one also need to be registered with FDA.

Response from FDA to FAQ

Prior Notice of Imported Foods
The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the food regulatory agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, to take additional steps to protect the public from a threatened or actual terrorist attack on the U.S. food supply and other food-related emergencies.
See Link:    http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/ImportsExports/Importing/ucm2006836.htm
 
 
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