Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
Name: Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
Date: August 13, 2018 - August 14, 2018
New Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations require that importers must have a program in place to verify that their foreign suppliers are producing food in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as the preventive controls or produce safety regulations, as appropriate, and to ensure that the supplier’s food is not adulterated and is not misbranded with respect to allergen labeling. Topics will include: Introduction to the FSVP The FSVP Process Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session Hazard Analysis Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier Foreign Supplier Verification Reevaluation Foreign Supplier Performance Importer Identification Importance of Records FDA Oversight Importers must establish and follow written procedures to ensure that they import foods only from foreign suppliers approved based on an evaluation of the risk posed by the imported food and the supplier’s performance or, when necessary on a temporary basis, from unapproved suppliers whose foods are subjected to adequate verification activities before being imported.