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Food safety Q&A

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

"A firm receives foreign products in an overseas container and processes them on behalf of the owner, the importer of record. Who is the immediate previous source?" is one of many questions covered by CFSAN in a guidance document entitled, "Questions and Answers Regarding the Establishment and Maintenance of Records." The informational text, released Sept. 2, responds to questions dealing with the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, which requires "persons who manufacture, process, pack, transport, distribute, receive, hold, or import food" in the U.S. to establish and maintain records to allow for better tracking and identification...

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