November 10, 2003

The U.S. Bio-Terrorism Act What it means for Canadian Exporters

NEWMARKET York Region will host a seminar on the new laws affecting exports to the United States.  A panel of experts from R.A. Miller & Company, the Guelph Food Technology Centre and OMAF will be discussing smart border initiatives, the Bio-Terrorism Act, packaging standards and much more.

Export Seminar: The U.S. Bio-Terrorism Act, What it means for Canadian Exporters..pdf
Date:  Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Time:  3:30 p.m. - Registration
  4:00 6:00 p.m.
Location: Regency Room
  Richmond Hill Country Club
  8905 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill
  (North of Hwy #7 on the east side of Bathurst Street)
Cost: $25 advance registration, $30 at the door
 Payable by Cash, Cheque or Visa
Background: As of December 12, 2003, the new Bio-Terrorism Act goes into effect and all FDA regulated shipments to the United States will need to be compliant.  The new regulation will require the registration of food facilities with the FDA and advance shipping notification plus detailed record keeping. According to the new laws, failure to comply is a prohibited act.

Contact:   Masrine Guthrie-Peart, Corporate Communications Services, York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1236
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