On May 30, 2013, the FDA issued a final rule entitled “Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food” under the Food Safety Modernization Act. This final rule expands the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act to require that a person submitting prior notice of imported foods must also report the name of any country to which the food article has been refused entry for food safety reasons. The rule was implemented under an interim final rule on May 5, 2013, and, without changes, is now the final rule.
For more information, please see the FDA's website.
Written By Sarah Doyle, Research Assistant
Penn State Law - Agricultural Law Center
May 31, 2013