Workshop Description

Foreign Supplier Verification Program One Day Workshop, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (8:30 am – 3:00 pm)

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program, or FSVP, is one of the seven rules that make up the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The final rule for FSVP was published in November 2015 and deals with the requirements surrounding food safety of imported goods intended for human and/or animal consumption in the U.S.

Historically, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been responsible for certifying imported foods and ensuring their safety through sampling and testing programs, supplier registrations and onsite audits. Now, the burden of assurance is being shifted to the importer, but the FDA definition of “importer” is not necessarily the same as the colloquial definition – as will be discussed in this course.

This one day workshop will take a look into the requirements of the FSVP, including the definitions of terms such as “importer” and “supplier,” the responsibilities of each party in the food chain, and actions that foreign suppliers need to take to ensure their products are considered safe and acceptable for distribution in the U.S. food chain.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Overview of definition of terms such as supplier and importer as they relate to the FSVP
  • Overview of the law, as well as assistance with determining appropriate compliance activities for their business
  • Overview of best practices and practical applications related to the regulation
  • Dates and requirements for records to demonstrate compliance 

A light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.
INSTRUCTOR: Erika Miller, Director of Compliance Training and Education, D.L. Newslow & Associates

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