The strong US dollar is contributing to a growth in the country’s imports of beef and a slowdown in its beef export business, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a trend likely to continue for the remainder of 2015.
New rules from FDA to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act will place significant new burdens on industry, observers say. But the new food importation regime that will result could provide new business opportunities, too.
FDA has finalized a rule on the importation of food under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The rule, Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food, was adopted without any changes suggested by comments from the draft version of the rule.
The US beef industry is confident that it will be able to rebuild its export market with Taiwan, after the Taiwanese Parliament passed legislation that will pave the way to reopen its borders to US beef imports.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has missed its January 4 deadline for publishing details of how it will regulate imported food under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but says it will update the industry “soon”.
Tough new rules on food imports into the US came into force today,
but with thousands of foreign and domestic companies yet to
register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the
policy-makers have given some breathing space.