The Packer: Seeing benefits for both the agency and for importers, officials at the Food and Drug Administration expect to soon begin accepting applications for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). The program is voluntary and fee-based, to allow for quicker reviews and importation of foods into the U.S. for approved applicants who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains.
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The Australian:Â President George W. Bush famously hated it but it seems most of the world canâ€™t get enough broccoli. Particularly affluent consumers in Singapore [..] rushing to buy Australian-grown fresh fruit and vegetables rather than cheaper product mainly from China, where proper chemical use and food safety are hard to guarantee.Read Article →