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John Johnson III, Esq.

John Johnson III practices FDA and Customs law with a focus on integration of the two agencies’ regulatory compliance requirements, and has extensive experience with representing FDA-regulated clients before FDA, USDA, Customs and other regulatory agencies. Mr. Johnson aptly deals with FDA Compliance Officers, Headquarters Officials, Customs officials, laboratories, warehouses, and brokers to remove obstacles at every step along the way. This routinely includes developing individualized import and export operating procedures to smooth and expedite the movement of highly-regulated goods, and to minimize the impact of import alerts, detentions, product recalls, and market withdrawals. To minimize the risk of FDA scrutiny and enforcement actions, Mr. Johnson advises firms on regulatory compliance. This work includes assisting firms with labeling, marketing, and formulation compliance. Additionally, he assists firms with current Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP obligations, and with developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures to strengthen internal programs and ensure compliance.

Recent Posts

FDA Implementing FSMA: Program Realignment Building a Firm Foundation

Jul 14 2017
Jul 14 2017

FDA is full-speed ahead with rolling out the Food Safety Modernization Act (commonly referred to as “FSMA”). With FSMA, FDA seeks to overhaul the U.S. regime for food safety – from a regime that reacted to safety outbreaks to one that seeks to prevent them. A key pillar in this preventive model is the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls Rule (HARPC or PCR).

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Topics: Compliance

FSVP: 3 Key Requirements for FSMA Compliance

Nov 7 2016
Nov 7 2016

Importers, get ready: in May 2017, FDA will start enforcing its final rule for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). The FSVP rule, designed to ensure the safety and compliance of imported food from foreign suppliers, requires non-exempt importers to establish written procedures for evaluating the hazards and risks associated with each foreign supplier and imported food. The multi-step task of establishing an FSVP is daunting, but it’s not impossible for those who get started now. Here are some of the challenges importers will have to tackle.

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Topics: Compliance

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