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Posted on: December 13, 2012

[ARCHIVED] FDA renews agreement to collaborate with China on food safety.

Food Safety News – (International) FDA renews agreement to collaborate with China on food safety.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced December 12 that it renewed an agreement with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ) to "enhance cooperation between the U.S. and China on food and feed safety." The initial agreement was struck in 2007, and the new accord extends the formal cooperation for another 5 years. According to the FDA, the agreement includes enhancement of the FDA's ability to identify high-risk food products entering the United States from China; collaboration to facilitate inspections of facilities that process and produce food; focus on high-risk foods frequently exported from China to the United States, including canned and acidified foods, pet food, and aquaculture; and the creation of processes for FDA to accept relevant, verified information from AQSIQ regarding registration and certification.

Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/12/fda-renews-agreement-tocollaborate- with-china-on-food-safety/#.UMiiA-TAex8

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