Trade, Sustainability and Development – September 2013

Proposed US food import rules shift regulatory burden to private sector

The US Food safety Modernisation Act, signed in January 2011, will change the way food imports are regulated in the US.

Proposed rules to implement the Act will require food to be proven it is safe before it can be imported into the US. Currently food may be imported unless it is found or suspected to be unsafe by border authorities. Continue reading