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Food Safety Modernization Act

Requirements for Coffee

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If you import coffee, May 30, 2017 may be a critical deadline under the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).

On that date, you need to have verification from your larger suppliers that they’ve analyzed potential food safety hazards and put preventive controls in place where necessary – a rule called the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). Foreign suppliers with more than 500 full-time employees had to complete these analyses by last September and had have seven eight months to submit their plan to their customers.

As part of your Foreign Supplier Verification Program, you’ll need to verify your supplier’s Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls, or “HARPC” plan. Importers who have not verified their supplier’s HARPC plan by the appropriate deadline can have their shipments held up in port by the FDA.

Bracey Parr of Registrar Corp. will detail the requirements and potential penalties as this deadline faces your business.



Bracey Parr, Regulatory Specialist and Project Coordinator, Registrar Corp.

Bracey Parr is a graduate of Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, and is based at Registrar Corp's headquarters in Hampton, Virginia, where he serves as a Regulatory Specialist and Project Coordinator. 

Mr. Parr analyzes the major regulations under the U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and assists companies to understand the rules and identify their requirements. He developed and manages Registrar Corp's FSMA Compliance Wizard, an online tool that helps facilities determine their requirements under the Act, as well as our Food Canning Establishment (FCE) Wizard and Prior Notice Express systems.

In addition to English, Mr. Parr speaks fluent Spanish and French and has conducted various webinars and trainings on FDA requirements around the world.

For additional information or questions please contact Matthew Cariani at mcariani@ncausa.org

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