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PMA Regulatory Inspection Guide

Understand your rights before FDA arrives to inspect

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows up to conduct a regulatory inspection, fresh produce food facilities and farms have certain responsibilities to comply – and have rights, too. To help PMA members understand their responsibilities and rights during a regulatory inspection – especially since the Food Safety Modernization Act expands FDA’s regulatory inspection authority – PMA’s food safety team, in collaboration with the global food- and drug-law firm Keller & Heckman LLP, have developed a trio of new resources including a how-to “Food Regulatory Inspection Manual.”

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Trump Cabinet Slowly Assuming Roles

U.S. in Transition: Trump's Cabinet

It has taken more than three months into U.S. President Donald Trump’s term for the last of his most senior advisers – yet arguably the most important for the produce and floral industries – to be confirmed and get working.

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US in Transition Federal Tax Reform

US in Transition: Tax Reform

Republicans in the U.S. Congress, as well as U.S. President Donald Trump, have promised a sweeping federal tax overhaul. Of particular interest to PMA members is a significant reduction of the corporate income tax, the potential repeal of the estate tax and a border adjustment tax.

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NAFTA Negotiations

Specific to produce and floral, the principal objective of the U.S. in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is to ensure competitive opportunities for U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico and to achieve fairer and more open conditions of trade. In addition to what the U.S. may expect from negotiations, Canada and Mexico likely will also use such an opportunity to address their interests as well.

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"Healthy" Should Apply to All Fresh Produce

Definition of 'Healthy'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for comments on use of the word “healthy” in food labeling. PMA came down loud and clear that all fresh fruits and vegetables should qualify for “healthy” labeling.

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