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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Course

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Course Description This course provides 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). This is one of the regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which focuses on safe food practices. 
Training Modules
  • Context: FSMA and FSVP
  • Setting the State: Building the Foundation for FSVP
  • Overview of the Requirements
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
  • Foreign Supplier Verification
  • Importer Identification at Entry
  • Importance of Records
  • FDA Oversight
Prerequisites Preventive Controls 
Who Should Attend?

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.

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