Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)



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.

Importers are required to develop, maintain and follow an FSVP for each food brought into the United States and the foreign supplier of that food. If the importer obtains a certain food from a few different suppliers, a separate FSVP would be required for each of those suppliers.
The training will also cover hazard analysis, evaluation of food risk and supplier performance, supplier verification, corrective actions and exemptions and modified standards.
Participants will receive an official FSPCA FSVP certificate after the class.
For more information on this rule, please visit the FDA webpage here:
Dates & Time:
April 9-10, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
$60 for members of the Specialty Crop industry.
You are a member of the Specialty Crop industry if:
At least 51% of what you grow is part of the specialty crop industry
At least 51% of the ingredients in your product(s) you manufacture is part of the specialty crop industry
What constitutes a Specialty Crop? Click here to see a list of USDA Specialty Crops: What is a Specialty Crop USDA.pdf
Not part of the Specialty Crop industry? Give us a call or an email to find out more.

This fee includes Participant Manual, Exercise workbook, $50 certificate fee, lunch and refreshments.
Nettie Drake
Lead Instructor
COS Tulare Center
4999 E. Bardsley Ave.
Tulare, Ca 93274
Building B, Room 224
Registration for Class:

Registration will be open by December 1.

Please contact us at 559.688.3130 or
Last Updated: 11/2/2018 8:41 AM