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#1 BUONOFIGLIO

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:28 AM

Hi, I have to deal with a tuna export  from Italy to the USA,

What do I need to know? What should I do?

Before requesting the registration number for the prior notice ???
Thanks to those who can answer me.



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:06 PM

Hi,

 

Check the FDA website here:

 

https://www.fda.gov/...orts/importing/



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:32 PM

Thanks, you're right,

but my client says he can't sell
in the USA because it cooks its tuna at 194℉ and not at 212℉ as American law would like, is this thing true? I don't find it written anywhere !!

Thanks again



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:10 PM

Thanks, you're right,

but my client says he can't sell
in the USA because it cooks its tuna at 194℉ and not at 212℉ as American law would like, is this thing true? I don't find it written anywhere !!

Thanks again

 

Hmm I am not sure about that because when the tuna is canned, it first gets cooked, then after that they fill it in the cans and perform something called "retort" cooking which is a sterilization method that uses extreme high temperatures ranging from 230-275F for a designated time. 



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:16 PM

https://www.fisherie...pection-program

 

So you need a thermal process that is validated, generally speaking 194 is not going to be hot enough to destroy vegetative spores in the pH of botulism or pathogenic bacteria.

 

Regardless of all of that, you need to file with the FDA because this is a low acid shelf stable product, so if that hasn't been done yet the rest is a moot point


Because we always have is never an appropriate response!


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:19 PM

Thank you,
I will look for the information in the customer's HACCP manual and I will try to understand if they

have analyzed the risks well and use the right temperatures.

If this were the case, I could perform a normal registration in the FDA system and then a normal Prior Notice for the departure of the goods.

I realize that the label has been standardized to the American law, you have, for me, precise indications also on this.

I apologize again for the thousand questions.

Thank you very much



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:32 PM

 

If this were the case, I could perform a normal registration in the FDA system and then a normal Prior Notice for the departure of the goods.

 

 two things need to be done

1) register the company with the FDA, they will also ask for a stateside contact that will need to be verified

 

2) once the FDA gets back to you, they will issue you a registration #, then and only then, can you file the schedule process that is used to safely process the tuna. YOu cannot import until those things are completed.............

.so first you need to see if these things have been done, good luck


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:52 PM

 two things need to be done

1) register the company with the FDA, they will also ask for a stateside contact that will need to be verified

 

2) once the FDA gets back to you, they will issue you a registration #, then and only then, can you file the schedule process that is used to safely process the tuna. YOu cannot import until those things are completed.............

.so first you need to see if these things have been done, good luck

Thank you so much.
Yes, I had no intention of sending the product before having secured the entire production. :sleazy:






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