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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AG64 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Foreign Supplier Verification Program 

This rule describes what a food importer must do to verify that its foreign suppliers produce food that is as safe as food produced in the United States. FDA is taking this action to improve the safety of food that is imported into the United States.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 11    21 CFR 111    21 CFR 1   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 384a    title III, sec 301 of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act    Pub. L. 111-353, establishing sec 805 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  To the Office of the Federal Register for publication.  10/31/2015 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/29/2013  78 FR 45729   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/26/2013 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/20/2013  78 FR 69602   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  01/27/2014 
Supplemental NPRM  09/29/2014  79 FR 58573   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  12/15/2014 
Final Rule  11/27/2015  80 FR 74225   
Final Rule Effective  01/27/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Brian L. Pendleton
Senior Policy Advisor
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Suite 3037 (HFD-7), Office of Policy, WO 32, Room 4250, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue,
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone:301 796-4614
Fax:301 847-3541