U.S. market requirements

The following resource materials have been compiled by SFL to assist local cashew processors in the SeGaBi region understand the requirements of United States markets regarding cashew kernels.  The following documents will allow local cashew processors to prepare their processing operations and products for sale to international markets.  These requirements must be met by cashew processors to prepare their operations and products for sale to international markets, principally the United States.  These include namely the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification requirements, Association of Food Industry (AFI) Standards, Compliance with U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), US Food and Drug (FDA) food facility registration, Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Requirements, and volume and timing requirements.  International buyers may refer to the checklist to confirm that cashew processors’ operations and products meet U.S. market standards and entry requirements.

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US Markets Requirements for cashew kernels

1 - AFI Specifications for Cashew

2021 Association of Food Industries Specifications for Cashew Kernels

2 - FDA Good Man. Practices

U.S Food & Drug Administration Current Good Manufacturing Practices

3 - Food Safety Modernization Act

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food Safety Plan Requirements – HARPC

4 - Food Safety Modernization Act

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventative Controls

5 - Requirements of Food Facilities

U.S Food & Drug Administration Registration Requirements of Food Facilities

6 - Foreign Supplier Verification Program

FDA Import Policy – Foreign Supplier Verification Program

7 - HACCP Principles & Application

2021 HACCP Principles & Application Guidelines

8 - HACCP Plan Development

2021 HACCP Plan Development and Implementation Guidelines

9 - HACCP Certification Process

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification Process

10 - Equipment Requirements

2021 HACCP Equipment Requirements for Cashew Processors

11 - Volume and Timing Requirements

2021 Volume and Timing Requirements of U.S. Cashew Buyers

Confirmation Checklists for cashew processors

U.S. Cashew Importer Requirements

Checklist to Meet U.S. Cashew Importer Requirements

Requirements for HACCP Certification

Checklist to Meet Pre-Requisite Program Requirements for HACCP Certification

HACCP Certification Requirements

Checklist to Meet HACCP Certification Requirements

FDA and FSMA Mandated HARPC Requirements

Checklist to Meet FDA and FSMA Mandated HARPC Requirements