Friday, February 15, 2013

Seafood and FDA and CBP Requirements at International Boston Seafood Show

peter.jpg  Please join me at the International Boston Seafood Show (IBSS), on March 11, 2013, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m, a panel of legal experts and managers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will discuss what seafood importers need to know to comply with Government requirements and avoid delays, seizures, and penalties.  The Federal Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) and its many implementing regulations by the FDA for prior notice by importers and registration of food facilities will be explained.  Buyers, sellers, air and ocean carriers, trucking companies, distributors, importers, and anyone who handles seafood should be well aware of the new legal requirements.

Learn what the Government is doing to be sure that the seafood imported into the United States is safe to eat, from a reliable source, and properly described and labeled. That and much more will all be addressed in this panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.  As in the past two years, this regulatory panel has been praised by attendees and been the highest rated panel presentation at the IBSS.

Peter Quinter will moderate the panel as well as introduce the policies and procedures of both the FDA and CBP in selecting, holding, sampling, testing, and either releasing or refusing imported seafood.  There will be an extensive discussion of Import Alerts and Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE) particular to seafood.

Peter Quinter, Chair
Customs and International Trade Law Group
GrayRobinson, P.A.
Direct: (305) 416-6960

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