July - August 2018

Σημαντική Ανακοίνωση

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3rd ExportUSA Forum @ USATIF2018

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Athens is organizing the American Pavilion at the 2018 Thessaloniki International Fair (USATIF2018), where the United States will be the HONORED COUNTRY. Under the broader theme of Harnessing the Power of Innovation and Creativity”, USATIF2018 will showcase American technology, enterprise and innovation to an elite audience in southeast Europe of Government and Political Leaders, Decision-Makers and Influencers, Entrepreneurs, C’suite Executives and 300.000 buyers.

In this context, the 3rd ExportUSA Forum, entitled "FoodUSA: Innovation & Disruption is ON" will take place on Monday, September 10 as a parallel event of the US Pavilion.

3rd ExportUSA Forum
83rd USATIF2018

FSMA Compliance: Do You Have a HARPC Food Safety Plan?

The U.S. FDA Preventive Controls Rule (a major rule under FSMA) requires companies that export food to the United States do develop written "Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) Plans" (commonly referred to as "Food Safety Plans").  These plans are a new and different requirement from other plans such as HACCP, ISO, BRC, SQF, etc, and must be developed by a "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)." 

The compliance deadlines have passed for most food businesses to develop their HARPC Food Safety Plans.  FDA may review your plan as part of a routine facility inspection.  Your U.S. Importer may also request to review your plan.   If you have not developed your HARPC Food Safety Plan, Registrar Corp employs multiple PCQIs that can help develop or review your plan. 

For assistance, visit the link below:

HARPC Food Safety Plan Assistance by Registrar Corp

"Process Authority": crucial part of Food Safety Plan (HARPC)

A "processing authority" is an entity which has expert knowledge of thermal processing requirements for low-acid foods packaged in hermetically sealed containers, or has expert knowledge in the acidification and processing of acidified foods. It is a necessary requirement to complete the FCE/SID process filing that is a crucial part of the Food Safety Plan, especially when it comes to FDA Inspections.

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Amazon Holds 18% Share of Online Grocery

Amazon captured 18 percent of online grocery sales in the U.S. in 2017, and as of the second quarter, 2018, this product group continues to grow at a rate of 40 percent year-over-year, according to One Click Retail.

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Influential Gen Zers having big impact on food and beverage trends

U.S. consumers between the ages of 11 and 22 have already started shaping food and beverage trends because of the healthier influences they grew up with, according to a Mintel presentation at IFT2018 reported by Food Navigator.

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America's Dairyland

Wisconsin offers something for any traveller, from romantic getaways to family activities to outdoor adventures. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee offers a wealth of cultural and entertainment opportunities including music and ethnic festivals, performing arts, professional sports, as well as great shopping and dining.

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European gas market outlook 2018

The European gas market in recent years is characterized by rising demand amidst falling domestic production. After a decade of declining demand, gas consumption in OECD Europe is, since 2014, increasing again. 

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Opportunities in the Greek marketplace

Despite the present situation in Greece, there are various investment opportunities. This is an overview of the best Greek prospect sectors which are now in the core long-term strategy.

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