What Do We Mean by ‘Refusal of Inspection’? FDA Explains

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to refuse imported food admission into the United States if the agency is not permitted to inspect the foreign establishment that produced the food.

So in FDA’s eyes, what actions by a foreign food establishment or government constitute a “refusal of inspection”?  Today, the agency issued a draft guidance to address that question.

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