Costco Named First Participant in FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program
The Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) received FDA approval to become the first participant in its Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
VQIP is a voluntary fee-based program created by the FDA that “provides importers, who achieve and maintain control over the safety and security of their supply chains, expedited review and importation of human and animal foods into the United States.”
“Costco has successfully demonstrated management of the safety and security of its supply chain, which will allow them to utilize...
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