So here is my little dilemma which has me second guessing myself on whether or not I am misunderstanding. Let me explain the situation.
We are purchasing through a Broker who is importing a confectionery item from another country. They have told me that they are the "importer", so the US owner or Consignee. However they have a 3rd party warehouse store the product that is being imported.
Now here are my questions in regards to this situation:
- Isn't the Broker/Importer required to have their own FDA registration number?
- Wouldn't the Broker/Importer be required to also have their own Food Safety Plan/HACCP Plan since they are importing a food items.
Now the Broker has provided me with the standard documents from the actual foreign manufacturer, and even provided proof that the 3rd party warehouse is registered with the FDA.
How do you guys handle this sort of situation. Do a different set of regulations apply that I am missing?