Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) (New Orleans)
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program, or FSVP, is one of the seven rules that make up the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (2011). Published on November 27, 2015, this portion of FSMA deals with the requirements surrounding food safety of imported goods intended for human and animal consumption in the US. 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 on-site 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 – these important distinctions are discussed in this course.
Why D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc.? Our workshop is based on the FSPCA’s curriculum, which is the ONLY curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA for the FSVP. This course is offered as a two-day program. We delve 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 US food chain. Our courses limit attendance on purpose to allow for instructor and attendee interactions.
What are the specific requirements? In a nutshell, the supplier must provide foods that are manufactured and stored under conditions that provide the same level of public health protection as both the Preventive Controls for Human Food and the Preventive Control for Animal Food rules. The food must also be compliant with allergen labeling requirements (Human Food only) and not be considered “adulterated” in the official meaning of the word. We explain what each of these requirements means, the implications of the law and what is expected of the suppliers and importers to comply.
This is a new day for food safety in the United States. The FDA now has expanded enforcement abilities related to food safety in the US, and it is expected that we can look forward to them regulating strictly and ensuring compliance. It is crucial that importers and suppliers fully understand all the implications of this legislation, which parts apply, and how to demonstrate compliance and maintain required records and documentation to ensure successful continuation of business activities in the US.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Any individual or corporation who is involved in the supply, transportation or purchase of either or both human and animal food that is imported and intended for consumption in the United States. Quality Assurance and Regulatory personnel must educate themselves to ensure they are passing only the highest caliber of information on to their support networks and clients (internal and external).
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Definition of terms such as supplier and importer as they relate to the FSVP
- The intricacies and implications of the law, as well as assistance with determining appropriate compliance activities for your business
- Best practices and practical applications related to the regulation
- Dates and requirements for records to demonstrate compliance
This course is offered at our professional training facility in New Orleans. If you are interested in having us present a customized workshop specifically designed for your organization at your site, please call us at (407) 290-2754.
|Start Date||04-24-2017 8:00 am|
|End Date||04-25-2017 3:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||01-20-2017 9:00 am|
|Cut off date||04-21-2017 9:00 am|
|Discounted Price||$945.00(Until 03-24-2017)|
|Location||University of Holy Cross, New Orleans, LA|