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FDA Moves Toward Increased Regulation of Imported Foods: Proposed "FSMA" Regulations Will Impose Heightened Responsibilities on Importers and Will Accredit Third Parties to Audit Compliance

by Jonathan Berman
Jones Day - Washington Office

Harold K. Gordon
Jones Day - New York Office

Colleen Heisey
Jones Day - Washington Office

Kristen E. Scoville
Jones Day - New York Office

November 1, 2013

Previously published on October 2013

In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has proposed four major sets of regulations designed to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act ("FSMA"). The first two, released in January, focused on strengthening the regulations governing manufacturing practices and establishing a new regime of regulations covering farm operations.


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