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Food Safety Modernization Act – A Importer’s Guide

Posted by Lisa Capote | Mar 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

January 2011 marked a monumental time for food importers.  On January 4, 2011 President Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.  The new regulation will place responsibility and accountability for food safety on the importer bringing food products into this country. Importer...

Holiday food safety tips | FoodSafety.gov

Posted by Lisa Capote | Dec 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is a time for celebration and great food. Dont let merriment change to misery because food makes you or others ill. Dont give the gift of food poisoning; Keep things clean Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling any food. Wash food-co...

Turkey FUNdamentals: Deep Fat Frying a Turkey

Posted by Lisa Capote | Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Are you curious about deep frying a turkey? I know you are! Youve heard all the talk about how tasty they are; tender and juicy yet crispy on the outside. Youve seen the turkey fryers and giant jugs of peanut oil. But youre a little nervous. Thats a lot of hot oil! USDAs Food Safety amp; In...

Avoid “Nightmares” on Halloween: Food Safety Tips

Posted by Lisa Capote | Oct 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Halloween is a fun time of year for all ages. To make sure ghosts, witches and spiders are the only things to be afraid of on Halloween, follow these food safety tips: Safe Treats Give your child a good meal before trick-or-treating to prevent them from snacking on candy and treats. Urge them...

FDA Registration For OTC Drugs

Posted by Lisa Capote | Oct 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

OTC drugs are the most common forms of self-medication in the US. Since they are offered over the counter they do not require the client to present a doctors prescription. Some people argue that this might be a rather unsafe procedure since after all these products are still drugs which need to ...

Removing Your Client’s Import Alert

Posted by Lisa Capote | Jul 06, 2011 | 0 Comments

As you may already know Import Alerts, or FDAs automatic detention lists, can cause serious issues for your clients.  Import Alerts are also known as detention without physical examination.  An importer that finds itself or its products listed on FDAs Import Alert lists faces the difficult task...

Is Your Product a Drug or a Cosmetic

Posted by Lisa Capote | May 05, 2011 | 0 Comments

Under the FDA laws a cosmetic is defined by its intended use, as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body…for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. A drug on the other hand is...

Food Facility Registration with FDA

Posted by Lisa Capote | May 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

Under the FDA food law known as the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 food facility registration is required to certain food facilities as well as providing FDA advanced notice of shipments carrying imported foods. Under the food laws domestic and food ...

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