Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Foreign Supplier Verification Program

FSPCA Curriculum

Do you import food products into the United States?  Have you recently been contacted by the FDA requesting a copy of your food safety plan for those products that are imported and you are not sure how to comply?  Are your food products stuck at the border?  If so, this training will help you meet current importer requirements.

This FSPCA curriculum was designed by regulatory, academic, and food industry professionals and developed in consultation with FDA as part of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.  This is the standardized training currently accepted by the FDA.  Attending this course will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.

Foreign Supplier Verification Program FSVP

Course Description

Foreign Supplier Verification Program
This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Attendees will learn about the current FSVP requirements and how to properly risk-assess, monitor and prevent food safety risks from foreign suppliers.

Who Will Benefit From Taking This Course

Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • U.S.‐based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner.
  • Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.
  • Employees with responsibilities in Purchasing, Quality, Food Safety, HACCP, Regulatory Affairs, Transportation and any other associates interested in achieving a better understanding of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

What Skills Can Students Expect To Learn?

Develop and manage a foreign supplier verification plan
Attendees will learn how to develop and manage a foreign supplier verification plan. This training will cover the current FDA requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and your instructor will take you through the key requirements and how the industry is adapting to the new rules. The agenda for this course includes:
  • Purpose of the FSVP
  • Who is considered an importer
  • Who is considered a foreign supplier
  • What foods must be assessed
  • Foods that are exempt from the rule
  • Deep dive into the specific requirements of the rule
  • Modified requirements
  • Documentation that FDA is expected to request
  • Record-keeping
This training will help attendees to prepare their FSVP program as well as effectively communicate with FDA when questions are asked in regards to the importation of food products into the United States.

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