ACE Portal Modernization Phase 2: Manifest Trade Inbond UI Now available
CBP issued CSMS #54643770, which identifies the next module deployed as part of the ACE Portal Modernization Phase 2. Those users with a Carrier account will now be able to arrive, export, and divert in-bonds in the Manifest Trade Inbond User Interface (UI).
What features are included in this deployment?
- Through a launch button in their account view, trade users with a Carrier account can access the UI for arriving, exporting, diverting, and canceling the arrival and export of in-bonds.
- The UI and launch button are titled “Manifest Trade In-bond UI,” The UI will only host in-bond functionality migrated from the Manifest Tools functionality available in Carrier accounts in the legacy ACE Portal.
- The Manifest Trade In-Bond Quick Reference Guide is now available on CBP.gov.
- The Manifest Tools functionality available in Carrier accounts in the legacy ACE Portal will be retired on January 28, 2023.
- Additional information on ACE Portal Modernization Phase 2
FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness to Co-Host Webinar on Food Safety Culture & Training
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the sixth in the ongoing series of webinars exploring food safety culture would take place on 25 January 2023, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET. The webinar series Collaborating on Culture in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety is in partnership with Stop Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization.
The upcoming webinar Food Safety Culture Learning: It’s more than checking the boxes, will focus on how food safety culture relates to training and education.
Guest speakers on 25 January include:
- Caitlin Hamstra, Corporate Learning and Development Specialist, Birchwood Foods
- Steve Aloi, Director of Food Safety, Wegmans Food Markets
The webinar series engages experts from the public and private sectors in a collaborative exchange of ideas and experiences related to the importance of a robust food safety culture in helping to ensure safe food production.
Food safety culture is one of the core elements in FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint, which states that dramatic improvements in reducing the burden of foodborne illness cannot be made without doing more to influence the beliefs, attitudes, and, most importantly, the behaviors of people and the actions of organizations.
For more information about this webinar series and to listen to the previous recordings in the series, visit Collaborating on Culture in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.
FDA Issues the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals Final Guidance
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final guidance for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals. FSVP is a regulation under the foundational FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that makes importers accountable for verifying foreign suppliers are producing food in a manner that meets US safety standards.
This guidance provides information to importers of human and animal food about how to comply with the FSVP regulation. It includes recommendations on the requirements to analyze the hazards in food, evaluate a potential foreign supplier’s performance and the risk posed by the food, and determine and conduct appropriate foreign supplier verification activities.
The guidance also addresses how importers can meet modified FSVP requirements in various categories, such as requirements for importers of dietary supplements or very small importers.
The guidance finalizes draft guidance issued in 2018. In response to comments received to the draft guidance, changes were made to the final guidance, including providing additional clarification regarding what food the FSVP regulation applies, what information must be included in the FSVP, and who must develop and perform FSVP activities.
Separately, FDA has collaborated with the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) to develop training materials to facilitate FSVP compliance by importers.
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