FDA Country of Production Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 21 CFR 1.276, [Title 21 -- Food and Drugs; Chapter I -- Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services], FDA Country of Production means: “(i) For an article of food that is in its natural state, the country where the article of food was grown, including harvested or collected and readied for shipment to the United States. If an article of food is wild fish, including seafood that was caught or harvested outside the waters of the United States by a vessel that is not registered in the United States, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Country of Production is the country in which the vessel is registered. If an article of food that is in its natural state was grown, including harvested or collected and readied for shipment, in a Territory, the FDA Country of Production is the United States.”