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13.09.2016 Information regarding inport into the United States
Registrar Corp assists manufacturers and exporters in Lithuania with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance. Since companies in Lithuania look to you for assistance regarding FDA requirements, we would like to remind you that there are several upcoming compliance deadlines in 2016 affecting food and beverage exports to the United States.

July 26, 2016: New Labelina Reauirements  
FDA recently finalized two new rules that mandate significant changes to the Nutrition Facts labels for food, beverages and dietary supplements. Labeling errors are one of the main causes of import detentions. Companies in Lithuania should begin examining all their labels now to assess their compliance and develop new labeling, which will require additional technical and other information, and must be completed within two years from July 26, 2016.

September 17, 2016:  New Reaulations (or Preventive Controls (or Human Food) 
The 2011 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA") requires most registered food facilities to write and implement a Food Safety Plan by September of this year. Although many facilities have food saftY Programs such as IJACCP, ISO 22000, or BRC, writing and implementing a FDA Food Safety Plan is a new and different requirement.

October I,2016: FOA F-ood Foc///ty Repstrotlon Renewal Requirement 
FSMA also requires that food facilities renew their registrations with FDA between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Shipments from Lithuania may be refused entry to the United States when the associated food facility registration is not renewed properly.

If exporters from Lithuania have doubts about any of the above requirements, Registrar Corps team of multilingual Regulatory Specialists can provide support.  Registrar Corp can:
Review and redesign labels in accordance with the new FDA labeling regulations
Create or review Food Safety Plans and food safety documentation to ensure compliance
Properly renew a food facilitys FDA registration and serve as U.S. Agent for FDA communications
For more information, contact one of our Regulatory Advisors by phone: +1-757-224-0177 or by using Live Help" at www.registrarcorp.com.

 
 
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