In a recent communication from the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), the organization has alerted its members to the increased vigilance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in targeting importers who lack the necessary Foreign Supplier Verification (FSVP) measures in place. This heightened scrutiny is particularly evident as FDA inspections intensify along the U.S.-Mexico border, underscoring the importance of compliance for all involved in the import of fresh produce.
TIPA has encouraged them to watch a newly revised FDA import video as part of their commitment to ensuring that their members stay informed and prepared. This informative video, published just a month ago, offers crucial insights into all import requirements and regulations. By familiarizing themselves with this resource, any importers to the US should be able to better navigate the evolving landscape of FDA inspections and compliance. An FSVP Brochure can be accessed here: Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (constantcontact.com) and below is the new FDA import video:
Additionally, TIPA has provided information to its members regarding the upcoming December Primus event. Scheduled for December 12-13, this event serves as a valuable opportunity for industry professionals to stay informed about the latest developments in FSVP compliance and other key topics.
The association has shared a link https://www.pao-usa.com for their members to access more details and register for the event. According to the TIPA newsletter, by participating in such events and staying well-informed, TIPA members can continue to excel in their roles while ensuring the safety and quality of fresh produce imported into the United States.
As part of their ongoing mission, the Texas International Produce Association remains dedicated to keeping its members up-to-date with critical information and resources, allowing them to navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of international produce trade with confidence.
For further details about TIPA go to https://www.texipa.org/