FDA issues application reminder for firms shipping dairy products to Chile, China, EU

U.S. processors eligible to ship dairy products to Chile, China or the EU must apply for inclusion on the applicable lists by March 1, 2018 through the FDA’s Dairy Listing Module.

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U.S. manufacturers and processors eligible to ship dairy products to Chile, China, or the European Union (EU) must apply for inclusion on the applicable lists through the FDA’s Dairy Listing Module (DLM). On July 25, 2016, USDA launched a new electronic system to facilitate applications for U.S. manufacturers and processors of milk products to be included on lists of firms eligible to export to these countries. Some foreign countries use a list to identify U.S. manufacturers and processors that are eligible to ship dairy products to their countries. To help U.S. exporters that are interested in exporting dairy products to these countries, FDA has established and currently maintains country-specific lists for dairy products for China, Chile, and the EU.

Tah agency has fully transitioned to the DLM for the Chile and China lists. All firms currently listed on the EU dairy list must apply in DLM by March 1, 2018, if they wish to remain on the list. All currently listed firms that have not applied in DLM by that date will be removed from the EU dairy list and will not be able to obtain the export certificates necessary to ship dairy products to the EU.

FDA encourages firms to use the new electronic system to apply for inclusion on the applicable lists. Firms may apply via the FDA Unified Registration and Listing Systems (FURLS) Dairy Listing Module (DLM).

Firms needing additional information can contact the Office of Food Safety at [email protected].

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