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Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) (Chicago)

D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc. is partnering with the National Confectioner's Association (NCA) to bring you the Foreign Supplier Verification Program workshop in conjunction with the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017! This FSVP course will be held at the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. There is a reduced rate of $875 for members of the NCA. If you are a member, please contact NCA for a coupon code to save on registration. If you are interested in NCA membership, please contact Christine Purcell. Attendees will also gain entrance to the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Passes will be provided on the first day of the workshop.

Earn your certificate from the FDA-recognized course while you are already in town for the conference! There is a lot for importers to be aware of, especially if you bring in product from traditionally "high-risk" parts of the world. 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. 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.  


The class runs 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM the first day, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM the second day, and 9:00 AM to noon the third day. Course instructional material and professional certificates are included in the cost. Lunch will be provided on Tuesday and a continental breakfast will be provided on Wednesday.  View full description.

**Registration note: The registration for this course is being handled by D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc. so the process will be different from the typical NCA event registration process. NCA members will need to enter the coupon code (provided by NCA) in order to get the member rate for registration. The coupon code will be entered later in the registration process. For questions, please contact NCA or call us at (407) 290-2754.**

Venue information.

Cancellations received in writing by May 5 will be subject to a full refund.  No refunds after May 5, 2017.

Event Properties

Start Date 05-22-2017 1:00 pm
End Date 05-24-2017 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-19-2017 9:00 am
Cut off date 05-21-2017 5:00 pm
Individual Price $1,050.00
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
McCormick Place
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Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 1,000.00
$1,050.00 9
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