Food and beverages exported to the United States are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or store food and beverages must register with FDA as food facilities. Among other things, FDA requires registered food facilities to:
• Designate a U.S. Agent for FDA communications
• Submit Prior Notice to FDA for every shipment of food to the United States
• Agree to inspection of the facility by FDA at any given time
• Develop and maintain HARPC Food Safety Plans under the new Food Safety Modernization Act
• Follow strict labeling and ingredient requirements (new required format coming soon!)
Exporting food to the United States without complying with FDA regulations can lead to costly and time-consuming FDA Detentions, FDA Warning Letters, FDA Import Alerts, and more.
Leading U.S. FDA consulting firm Registrar Corp will educate attendees on the need-to-know FDA requirements so that their products may successfully enter the US market. Registrar Corp will put special emphasis on new requirements under FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and upcoming changes to FDA’s food labeling requirements.
Date and Time: October 9, 9 am to 12 noon
Venue: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, Ballroom 1
Cost: 20,000 kyats per AMCHAM or UMFCCI member; 30,000 kyats per non-member
About the Speaker:
David Lennarz, President and Co-Founder, Registrar Corp
David Lennarz worked for nearly 22 years in FDA-regulated industries in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Lennarz has conducted seminars on U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations for Food & Beverages, Drugs, Medical Devices, and Cosmetics for trade associations, trade shows, and governments in more than 30 countries around the world. He served as a Technical Expert for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Foreign Facility Registration Verification Program operated by FDA’s Division of Field Investigations. He co-founded Registrar Corp, an FDA consulting firm, in 2003 and is based at Registrar Corp’s headquarters in Hampton, Virginia, USA.