Enhanced Reporting Requirements of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program and Food Safety Modernization Act – Will You be Ready?

Published on
August 31, 2021

Operating a seafood business is about to become more complicated than it already is. Several government regulations have been recently proposed to enhance food safety in the U.S. while also aiming to curtail the sale of seafood harvested abroad in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fisheries. Unmasking potential food safety issues and IUU fishing requires transparency in the supply chain — where our seafood comes from, where it is processed and how it is delivered to the consumer.

The strengthening of these regulations will impact every participant in the seafood supply chain, starting with the point of harvest. Seafood businesses will be required to compile, manage and provide on-demand, detailed information on every seafood product they import, purchase, land, handle, process, sell, and ship.

Businesses that put systems in place now to provide this enhanced data will have a major competitive edge over those that scramble to comply.  Will you be ready? This paper highlights what may be coming and how you can stay ahead of the curve and be prepared.

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