Fresh Produce Regulation, Grades & Standards, Import Regulations, Labeling

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Manual

The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual covers all fresh fruits and vegetables, including fresh herbs and sprouts and immature nuts that have not been separated from their husk, that are imported from any foreign country, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, or Northern Mariana Islands. These...
USDA
USDA

Morocco - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The main regulatory agency responsible for food safety issues in Morocco is the newly established National Office for Food Safety, ONSSA, “Office National de la Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires.” ONSSA is an independent agency under the supervision of Ministry...
Idriss El Honsali
USDA GAIN

Australia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Australia is a major producer of raw materials and processed foods but imports a growing volume of food and beverages. Imports have increased steadily over recent years. U.S. exports of consumer ready food products to Australia have risen by over 460 percent in value in the past ten years. All...
Lindy Crothers
USDA GAIN

Norma del Codex para el Aguacate

  Esta Norma se aplica a las variedades comerciales de aguacates obtenidos (por cultivares) de Persea americana Mill. (Syn. Persea gratissima Gaertn), de la familia Lauraceae, que habrán de suministrarse frescos al consumidor, después de su acondicionamiento y envasado. Se...
Codex Alimentarius
Codex Alimentarius

Codex Standard for Avocado

  This Standard applies to commercial varieties (cultivars) of avocados grown from Persea americana Mill. (Syn. Persea gratissima Gaertn), of the Lauraceae family, to be supplied fresh to the consumer, after preparation and packaging. Parthenocarpic fruit and avocados for industrial processing...
Codex Alimentarius
Codex Alimentarius

Guidance for Industry: What You Need To Know About Registration of Food Facilities; Small Entity Compliance Guide

  This guidance document is a restatement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current requirements for registration of food facilities presented in simplified format and language. As guidance, it is not binding on either FDA or the public. Purpose of this Guidance This...
FDA
FDA

Guide to Japanese Labeling Requirements for Post Harvest Fungicide

In Japan, post harvest fungicides (PHF) are uniquely classified as food additives under the Food Sanitation Law due to their function as food preservers. The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) administers food additive policy according to the Food Sanitation Law. For more information on...
Yuichi Hayashi
USDA GAIN

Cayman Islands - Food and Agriculture Import Regulations and Standards

The Department of Environmental Health is the main regulatory agency dealing with food products, particularly processed food products. The main legislation governing food products is the Public Health Law (2002 revision). The Department of Agriculture is the principal agency responsible for...
Omar Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Bahrain - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Dubai covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE (also known as the GCC-5). Food...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Kuwait - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The State of Kuwait is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that includes Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. With the exception of Saudi Arabia, the USDA’s Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA), Dubai, covers the rest of the countries collectively...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN