On November 14, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0144] announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled “FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program.” The guidance describes the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which provides for expedited review and importation of food offered for importation by importers who voluntarily agree to participate in the program. The guidance describes the eligibility criteria for, and benefits of, participation in VQIP. The guidance also provides information on submitting an application for VQIP participation, obtaining a facility certification for the foreign supplier of a food imported under VQIP, the VQIP user fee, conditions that might result in the revocation of VQIP eligibility, and criteria for reinstatement of eligibility. The guidance represents the current thinking of FDA on this topic. It does not establish any rights for any person and is not binding on FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if it satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations.