Former FDA Regulatory Counsel Helps Japanese Exporters Know What to Expect in Post-Tsunami Setting

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Benjamin L. England, a former 17-year veteran of the FDA and former Regulatory Counsel, posted a video last week offering his insights into what Japanese exporters should expect in the coming months as they attempt to export products to the United States after the recent earthquakes and tsunami. In light of the import alert issued by the FDA Mr. England states that, “Even for products that are not on the alert the FDA is conducting testing,” and that FDA scrutiny will be on “substantially more imported food products from Japan.”

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“Even for products that are not on the alert the FDA is conducting testing,” and that FDA scrutiny will be on “substantially more imported food products from Japan.”

Benjamin L. England, a former 17-year veteran of the FDA and former Regulatory Counsel, posted a video today offering his insights into what Japanese exporters should expect in the coming months as they attempt to export products to the United States after the recent earthquakes and tsunami. In light of the import alert issued by the FDA Mr. England states that, “Even for products that are not on the alert the FDA is conducting testing,” and that FDA scrutiny will be on “substantially more imported food products from Japan.”

"My advice to companies that are in Japan that would like to come off an import alert would be to provide documentation that they have processing controls in place to ensure they are not shipping contaminated product," says Mr. England. Additionally, Mr. England suggests three ways that Japanese exporters can seek exemption from the import alert: Using a secure source supply, in-house testing of products and documentation proving up to the FDA that they are compliant.

The video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_uPXiHDNmI

Benjamin L. England is a former 17-year veteran of the FDA and served as the Regulatory Counsel to the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. Currently he is founder and CEO of FDAImports.com, LLC, a firm of consultants and affiliated attorneys practicing at the intersections of complex administrative law and regulations that impact international traders in highly regulated commodities.

For more information contact Benjamin L. England and the FDAImports.com team at http://www.fdaimports.com, call (410) 740-3403 or contact Jon Barnes at jrbarnes(at)fdaimports(dot)com.

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