FDA-Recognized Accredited Third-Party Certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aims to ensure the food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.
Perhaps one of the most groundbreaking shifts for the 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 US food importers who work with their foreign suppliers to meet FSMA requirements, the FDA has introduced the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP).
- What is VQIP?
- What are the VQIP Eligibility Criteria?
- What are the benefits of VQIP and why is it important?
- What types of organizations should pursue VQIP?