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Draft rules for import licenses for imported food samples published


Apr 17, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published Draft for Comments - Rules and Guidelines on the Issuance of Import Permit as “Samples Only” for FDA Regulated Products Intended for Research and Development Purposes.

This issuance covers food establishments with License to Operate as Food Importer with food manufacturing activity processing food for its own use, food trader with contract to a toll manufacturer and food distributor/wholesaler engaged in the importation of food samples to be used for research and development purposes i.e. plant/production trial, sensory evaluation and quality assurance purposes within the premises of food establishment and its employees, it does not cover market testing to consumers or in any commercial facilities for market or consumer acceptability.

This issuance shall not cover importation of products intended for use during exhibits and trade shows.


For further information (in English), click on the Link

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