DA -2019-28 Effective: November 22, 2019 Requirements for Fresh Fruit To prevent the introduction of ToBRFV into the United States via fresh tomato and pepper fruit, only commercial consignments of fresh S. lycopersicum and Capsicum spp. may be imported into …

USDA APHIS Federal Order Announcement: Import restrictions for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum spp.) hosts of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) Read more »

Permit Renewal Reminder With the end of the year speedily approaching, it is very important to monitor and to make sure all import permits and licenses are renewed and up to date. This will help to avoid unnecessary delays in …

Permit Renewal Reminder // Flower Inspections // USDA and FWL Inspections Read more »

Effective Date: August 2, 2017 On July 5, 2017, We received a notification from U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regarding the publication of Federal Register Notice 82 FR30721, stating that: All shipments of imported Siluriformes …

Important FSIS Notification: August 2, 2017, Implementation of Siluriformes Reinspection by the USDA: Food Safety Inspection Service Read more »

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets and club warehouse stores, to notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods. Food products covered by the law …

Seafood: COOL! (Country of Origin Labeling) Read more »

On June 15, 2016, Flegenheimer International sent out information about the final rule on FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). CBP also sent a CSMS#16-000691 informing the import community¬† such as importers, consignees, manufacturers, shippers, foreign suppliers, and other stakeholders …

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Read more »

We are pleased to announce that Flegenheinmer International has been one of the most active brokers participating in the transition of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to a Single Window with Partner Government Agencies. In our previous newsletters, we have …

Latest News: Import Requirements from Partner Government Agencies Read more »

According to FDA, they will inspect FSVP importers to ensure they are¬† in compliance. The compliance dates must be noted below: May 30, 2017 For the importation of food from a supplier that is subject to the preventive controls or …

Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and Its Compliance Dates Read more »

Last November 13,2015 FDA finalized the rules of implementing the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that, for the first time, establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety …

FDA Releases Final Rule on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for Produce Farms and Imported Food to Strengthen Food Safety System Read more »

On February 28, 2016, it will be mandatory for Customs Brokers and Self-Filers to file entries tthrough ACE instead of ACS. As an overview, The Automated Commercial System (ACS) is used by CBP to track, control, and process all goods …

Mandatory Transition To ACE: What Importers Need To Know Read more »

USDA has advised us of a nationwide alert on blueberries being imported from Argentina. Due to a pest being found at Miami International Airport (MIA), for the time being, all shipments of blueberries from Argentina are being held at the …

USDA Pest Alert: Blueberries from Argentina Read more »