FSMA Updates Related to COVID-19

FDA To Temporarily Conduct Remote Importer Inspections Under FSVP Due to COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will begin requesting that importers send records required under the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (FSVP) rule electronically (or through other prompt means) to the Agency as it shifts to conducting these inspections remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Read the full update on FSVP

FDA Further Extends Comment Period for the Laboratory Accreditation Program Proposed Rule Due to COVID-19

The FDA is extending the comment period for the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods proposed rule by an additional 90 days. The comment period had previously been extended until April 6, 2020. However due to the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency, the comment period will now close July 6, 2020. Read the full update on Laboratory Accreditation