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On February 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a constituent update announcing the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) application portal has been open since January 1 and will remain open until May 31. According to the FDA, “VQIP provides expedited review and importation of human and animal foods into the United States for participating importers who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains.” For more information on VQIP and how to apply, please click here.