Food Import Detections and Seizures

(Webinar length:  1hr 14min)


If you think the FDA is unable to effectively control imported food safety, think again. They do not work alone.
Food importers face special challenges from Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, the FDA and USDA, Center for Disease Control, Food Safety Inspection Service, Agricultural and Marketing Services, Food and Nutrition Services, the USDA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These organizations combine their enforcement powers to assure that food produced, processed and transported into the United States for consumption meet regulatory food safety requirements. Other countries are trending in the same direction.

Why you should attend:

If you import human or animal food or food supplements and ingredients into the United States for purposes of consumption, you are impacted. Understanding the rules and regulations can greatly help to reduce risk to consumers and to your company. As a food supply chain member, you are responsible to assure the reliability and food safety of our suppliers. Qualification and management of your producers, shippers and carriers are critical to your organization’s success and survival.
This webinar will help prepare attendees to guide their company through current and future regulatory requirements.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the U.S. food safety import processes from farm to border
  • Review food import trends
  • Understand FDA selection, investigations, review and violation procedures
  • Review guidance concerning recommending customs seizures
  • Understand “adulterants”
  • Decrease your chance for being “sampled”
  • Understand import food safety issues

Areas covered in this presentation:

  • Global Food Markets drive new import food safety requirements
  • Review how the FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) are changing things
  • Understand “Prior Notice” requirements
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
  • Prepare for the Foreign Facility Inspection Program
  • Learn what is in the “Investigations Operation Manual (IOM)
  • What can happen to your product when seized
  • Learn what other countries require for food import
  • Review the proposed rules for food safety and quality during transportation processes
  • Learn how much food and what food is imported from different countries
  • Understand what the Imported Seafood Safety Program includes
  • PREDICT & OASIS Systems
  • Other resources available to help you

Who will benefit from this presentation:

  • Compliance Professionals
  • U.S. food processors, distributors, retailers and restaurant chains importing food from foreign countries
  • Food buyers
  • Foreign food producers and exporters
  • International food carriers
  • Import and export logistics personnel
    Foreign facility food safety specialists

Presenter–Dr. John Ryan

Dr. John Ryan is the President of and holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has recently retired from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture’s Quality Assurance Division where he headed up Hawaii’s commodity inspection, food safety certification and measurement standards service groups. His latest books ”Food Fraud” and “Guide to Food Safety During Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices” are now offered by Elsevier Press. Dr. Ryan’s Company tests new cold chain technologies and certifies food and drug transporters to TransCert standards. For more than 25 years, he has implemented quality control systems for international corporations in the United States and around the world.

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