November 10, 2016  -  FDA has now issued the Final Guidance Document on the VQIP (Voluntary Qualified Importer Plan). This document addresses one of the final important unresolved issues in FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) implementation. The advantages of participation in this "Green Lane" for Food Imports are clear. However, the requirements for qualification and the application process are complex and will present significant challenges to smaller importers.

We post the Guidance Document, the Application Package, and the Q&A Fact Sheet below.