Biological hazards, including parasites and disease-causing bacteria.
Chemical hazards, including radiological hazards, pesticide and drug residues, natural toxins, food decomposition, unapproved additives, food allergens, and (in animal food) nutrient deficiencies or toxicities; and
Physical hazards, such as glass.
Evaluate risks posed by the food and the performance of the foreign supplier, considering:
The hazard analysis for the food;
The entity that will be applying hazard controls, such as the foreign supplier or the foreign supplier’s ingredient supplier;
The foreign supplier’s food safety practices and procedures;
Applicable U.S. food safety regulations and information regarding the foreign supplier’s compliance with those regulations, including whether the foreign supplier is the subject of an FDA warning letter or import alert; and
The foreign supplier’s food safety performance history, including results from testing, audit results, and the supplier’s record of correcting problems.