FDA-Recognized Accredited Third-Party Certification from LR for Foreign Suppliers to US Importers
One of the most groundbreaking shifts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a much stronger focus on Import Safety, where importers are now responsible for ensuring that their foreign suppliers have adequate preventive controls in place. FSMA regulations require food imported from abroad to be as safe as domestic food.
To support this requirement, the FDA FSMA rule on Accredited Third-Party Certification has been finalized, and the program is now open for participation.
The rule establishes a voluntary program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies, like Lloyd’s Register (LR), to conduct food safety audits and issue certifications of foreign entities, including farms, under section 806(d) of FSMA. LR is working towards FDA-recognized accreditation to deliver Consultative Audits, Regulatory Audits and Accredited Third-Party Certification under FSMA.
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- What this certification entails and how it is used
- What the difference is between a facility certification and a regulatory audit under FSMA
- Why this certification is important