The Food and Drug Administration is making available its draft guidance on prior notice of imported foods.

The FDA said the document  addresses questions received since the publication of the second edition of the guidance in May 2004 and includes information related to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. That law requires that additional information be provided in a prior notice of imported food submitted to FDA.

The prior notice must indicate whether the article of food has been refused entry by any country, according to a news release from the FDA. The guidance aims to help the food industry and others comply with prior notice requirements, according to the release.