5 Admin. L. Rev. Accord 1 (2019-2020)

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      FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION
                         PROGRAMS:
 A  STEP FORWARD FOR IMPORTED FOOD
                            SAFETY?


                         LIZZY RETTINGER*

Introduction        ....................................................... 1
I. Background of the FDA & the Food Safety Modernization Act........... 3
II. The Foreign Supplier Verification Program.....................  6
III. Comparison of the FSVP with the USDA's Regulatory Schemes ....... 10
      A.  FSVP  Scheme  vs. USDA  Slaughterhouse Inspection Program 11
      B.  FSVP  Scheme  vs. USDA  Import Inspection Scheme........... 14
IV. Recommendations  for Strengthening FSVPs........        ........... 18
Conclusion          ..................................... ........... 23


                           INTRODUCTION

  Jensen Farms  cantaloupes. Peanut Corporation of America peanut but-
ter. Yuma  region romaine lettuce. For anyone that has paid attention to
food safety issues over the past ten years, these examples represent notori-
ous failures in protecting American consumers. In 2009, an outbreak of
Salmonella affected 714 people across forty-six states stemming from con-
taminated peanut butter.' The  year 2011 saw the deadliest outbreak of
Listeria in a decade with 147 reported cases, 143 hospitalizations, and
thirty-three deaths stemming from cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in


*J.D. Candidate, American University Vashington College of Law, Class of 2020. I would
like to thank Professor Jeffrey Lubbers for his guidance and insightful recommendations
throughout the writing process. I would also like to thank the staff of the Administrative Law
Review for their hard work and the feedback I received in preparation of publication.
   1. See generally Aultistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Injections Linked to Peanut Butter,
2008-2009 (FLAIL UPDATE), U.S. CTRS. FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION (Iay 11,
2009), https://mvy.cdc.gov/salmonella/2009/peanut-butter-2008-2009.html; Andrew
Martin & Gardiner Harris, Outbreaks Put W orry on the Table, N.Y. TIMES (May 10, 2009),
https://mvy.nytimes.com/2009/05/ 11/health/1 1food.html.


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