The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service wants to meet with importers from certain countries to discuss food safety at an April 3 meeting in Miami. ( File photo )

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting an importers roundtable on food safety for companies that do business with Colombia, Peru, and countries in Central America and the Caribbean.

The meeting, through the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, is for importers, brokers and distributors of product from those countries.

It is scheduled for April 3 in Miami. To register, and for more information, go to  https://ingridborrero.typeform.com/to/UV8JKK.

The meeting will focus on Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, according to a news release, and presenters include FSMA experts, representatives from the Food and Drug Administration, Customs and Border Patrol and the USDA.

The program includes an overview of FSMA rules, updates from the FDA on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program and enforcement discretion policy, according to the release.

For more information, e-mail Ingrid.Borrero@fas.usda.gov or MaryLouCarlson@fas.gov.

 

 

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