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Free from Extension: Guide to food import rules

Posted by struscott | April 13, 2020
Busy port with cargo ship sailing near cranes, freightEach month, scientists and educators with WSU Extension publish free guides helping business owners, growers, gardeners, and families stay informed about new research and best practices.

New for April is a free guide by scientists Ewa Pietrysiak and Girish Ganjyal in the School of Food Science, sharing an overview for the food industry on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, and its rules and terminology covering the importation of food products into the U.S. With the globalization of the U.S. food supply, food safety has become increasingly important. The federal verification program helps ensure foreign suppliers produce food at the same level of public health protection as domestic suppliers. The Extension guide helps users understand the program regulation and what it does.

Find “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP): An Overview” (FS341E) on the Extension bookstore.