FDA Releases Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the “FDA Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food” (the Strategy), which outlines the agency’s approach to ensuring the safety of the ever-rising volume of imported foods. The Strategy sets out four food safety goals: 1) preventing food safety problems in the foreign supply chain prior to entry; 2) detecting and refusing entry of unsafe foods at the border; 3) quickly responding to unsafe imported food; and 4) developing and publishing metrics to monitor FDA progress.

This blog post provides an overview of the agency’s strategy, explains the guiding principles behind this strategy, and summarizes the methods the agency plans to use to accomplish its four goals.

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