Guidance for Industry: Application of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Regulation to the Importation of Live Animals

The purpose of this document is to state the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s or the Agency’s) intent to exercise enforcement discretion regarding application of the regulation on foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) to importers of live animals that are required to be slaughtered and processed at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-regulated establishments subject to USDA-administered hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) requirements (or at state-inspected establishments subject to requirements equivalent to the federal standards).

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