Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Training Course

Learn How to Develop FDA Compliant
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)

February 21-22, 2017
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Registration for the February Course Is Now Closed!

Compliance for many importers to implement major provisions of the FSVP rule is due at the end of May 2017.  Preparation needs to begin now to ensure that you are ready by the compliance date.  This interactive two-day workshop, using the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum, will provide participants with the knowledge that is needed to create and implement FDA compliant Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.  This course is designed to provide an understanding of the new role that the U.S. Congress has defined for food importers under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have the knowledge and tools to:

  • Understand the underlying purpose of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule
  • Identify what's needed in your FSVP
  • Develop your FSVP
  • Implement your FSVP
  • Implement a compliant recordkeeping system
  • Understand how FDA will oversee your FSVP
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    This course will help importers of food and others who need to understand the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule requirements.

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Who Should Attend?

  • United States-based importers of food 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 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, representatives of foreign governments, etc.  who will be taking responsibility for fulfilling the requirements of the FSVP rule.
  • Is This Course FDA Approved?

    FDA has worked in cooperation with the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IIT IFSH) to create the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) to develop this training course.

    The FSPCA’s curriculum was developed in cooperation with FDA, industry, and academia.  GMA uses the FSPCA’s materials and curriculum.  Attendees receive a certificate from the FSPCA upon completion of the training.

    Disclaimer: In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rules does not require you to attend a training program following “standardized curriculum” recognized by the FDA.  Therefore, completing this course is not mandatory.  Attending this course, however, will help you understand the FSVP requirement and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.

 

Contact Information:

Audrey Rubio

Program Manager, Education and Training
(202) 639-5928