The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) assists with protecting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States’ right to guarantee food safety and consistency within North America. Implemented on January 1, 1994, the agreement involves Canada, the United States, and Mexico and is meant to expand the scope of free trade and investment between the trio of nations. The FDA, which engaged in the NAFTA talks, has evaluated its food quality, purity, and acceptable labeling requirements and has concluded that they comply with the agreement terms. Hence, no amendments were required or suggested to the FDA requirements to enforce NAFTA.
NAFTA does not modify current or potential FDA requirements for the use of pesticides, pesticides mixed with other chemical contaminants, or fresh or refined food contaminant standards; rather, NAFTA regulations protect the FDA’s ability to assure food safety. In brief, all imported foods and domestically manufactured foods will consistently be subjected to current FDA regulations, and the U.S. will seek to ban all food imports deemed not to satisfy pesticide contamination or other criteria for food protection.
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