I read through this article earlier, 'The FSVP is the Next FSMA Compliance Date', and they state that:
- Foods imported from a country with a food safety system that is officially recognized by the FDA as equivalent (currently this is only Canada, NZ and Australia, although it is understood that Mexico is well progressed.)
After reading through Sec 301 of FSMA I see no mention of this exemption. The only exemptions I see are for small quantities for research purposes and for seafood, juice, and low acid canned facilities using implementing HACCP.
Can anybody verify the above statement that foods imported from these countries are exempt and if so, can you point in the direction of where this information is found?