• Homeland Security Update On The New Border Protection Laws For Food Imports: Food Facility Registration, Prior Notice And Record-Keeping
  • December 3, 2003
  • Law Firm: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Office
  • Domestic and foreign businesses engaged in U.S. food importation and distribution are quickly becoming familiar with new and onerous legal requirements imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which the FDA will jointly administer with the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The purpose of these homeland security laws is to prevent bioterrorism and many of them will go into effect on December 12, 2003, while others will be published as final rules around that date. It is imperative that these businesses take immediate steps to comply with these new requirements and that they consider instituting internal compliance programs.