FDA Opens Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Application Portal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opened the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) on January 1, 2020 for the benefit period of October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. The portal will remain open until May 31, 2020.
VQIP is a “voluntary fee-based program established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).” The program provides expedited review and importation of human foods into the U.S. for importers who maintain a high level of control over food safety and security in their supply chains.
In its announcement of the opening...
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