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Recordkeeping Requirements for Food Importers and Others Under ReviewMonday, January 17, 2011 > 09:48:15
(World Trade Interactive)
The Food and Drug Administration is soliciting public comments by March 14 on the information collection provisions of its recordkeeping and records access requirements for food facilities. Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, persons who manufacture, process, pack, hold, receive, distribute, transport or import food in the U.S. must establish and maintain records identifying the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of food.
FDA regulations require that records for non-transporters include the name and full contact information of sources, recipients and transporters, an adequate description of the food, including the quantity and packaging, and the receipt and shipping dates. Required records for transporters must include the names of the consignor and consignee, points of origin and destination, date of shipment, number of packages, description of freight, route of movement and the name of each carrier participating in the transportation, and transfer points through which the shipment moved.