Modified Requirements

Modified Requirements

Some imported products are subject to modified requirements and do not have to undergo a full review.  Modified requirements apply under the following circumstances:

  • Very Small Importers
  • Importers buying from certain small foreign suppliers
  • Importers of dietary supplements or dietary supplements components
  • Imported food from countries with food safety systems recognized as comparable to the United States
    • Canada
    • New Zealand
    • Australia

These importers may still be subject to:

  • conducting supply chain controls under FSMA Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food
  • Monitoring their suppliers to ensure they stay in good standing with the regulations in their country
  • Re-reviewing their small foreign suppliers to make sure they are still exempt
  • Taking corrective actions when necessary.