CMA Global Partners is a Washington, DC based agency assisting foreign exporters from around the world and US importers of food, beverages and nutritional supplements to build a successful business in the highly competitive and complex North American and European marketplaces.
We help our clients to with all steps along the process: regulatory compliance, market research, target audience identification, product selection and development, import and warehousing solutions, customer relationship management, online sales, consumer hotlines, as well as advertising and promotional campaigns with suitable partners along the value chain.
In fact, our abilities to forge and manage partnerships or alliances is reflected in our corporate name CMA (= Cooperative Marketing Alliance).
Want to know more about how we can be of assistance to you? Please send a mail to info@cmaglobalpartners/
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Food Export to the USA: What do you need to know
The US is the largest and one one of the most dynamic, transparent and attractive food and beverage markets in the world. But how do you get your product into the country? What are the steps needed to comply with food regulations, to find import partners, to get your first orders, and to attract consumers to your products? Here’s what you need to know and how we can help you to start up and grow your a food business in the US:
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program
US food importers bear the financial and legal responsibility to ensure that the products they introduce into the US comply with US food safety standards. By law, they have to set up an elaborate Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) that will be audited by the FDA. We act as Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to set up and manage FSVPs for a number of leading US importers of specialty foods.
All About the FSMA Food Safety Plan
In 2011, US Congress passed the groundbreaking Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the largest overhaul of the US food regulation since the 1930s. The law prescribes very specific steps for food processors, manufacturers, warehouses and transport companies to verify, validate and record the hazards and preventive controls needed to keep food safe. Foreign suppliers must also follow these steps for their products to be exported to the US. In essence, the the responsibility and liability for food safety rests now with the producers, not the regulators.To learn more, click on the link below:
US Food Regulations: Updates
This section provides a brief synopsis of major regulatory initiatives and issues pertaining to food and dietary supplements, as published by the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration), USDA (US Department of Agriculture), TTB (Tobacco and Alcohol Tax and Tariff Bureau) and other agencies, along with our comments.