FDA Addresses Safety of Foreign Food by Issuing Draft Guidance for Third-Party Certification Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late April announced draft guidance for the Accredited Third-Party Certification, a voluntary program within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The guidance aims to encourage more organizations to participate in the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program (also referred to as the Third-Party Program or TPP) which would expedite regulatory approval of foreign food and beverage into the U.S.
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