Exporters of natural products from developing countries do not always have easy access to guidance and information on how to meet key market requirements.
Labelling products correctly is an essential requirement to sell natural products in the United States of America consumer market. The type of information that is provided on labels is tightly regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual covers all fresh fruits and vegetables, including fresh herbs and sprouts and immature nuts that have not been separated from their husk, that are imported from any foreign country, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, or Northern Mariana Islands. These fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs must be intended for consumption—not planting or growing. Only the approved plant part(s) of the fresh fruits, vegetables, or herbs is allowed entry.
Esta Norma se aplica a las variedades comerciales de aguacates obtenidos (por cultivares) de Persea americana Mill. (Syn. Persea gratissima Gaertn), de la familia Lauraceae, que habrán de suministrarse frescos al consumidor, después de su acondicionamiento y envasado. Se excluyen los frutos partenocárpicos y los aguacates destinados a la elaboración industrial.
This Standard applies to commercial varieties (cultivars) of avocados grown from Persea americana Mill. (Syn. Persea gratissima Gaertn), of the Lauraceae family, to be supplied fresh to the consumer, after preparation and packaging. Parthenocarpic fruit and avocados for industrial processing are excluded.
This guidance document is a restatement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current requirements for registration of food facilities presented in simplified format and language. As guidance, it is not binding on either FDA or the public.
Purpose of this Guidance
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Dubai covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE (also known as the GCC-5).