Foreign Supplier Verification Program (2 days)

May 22 - May 23, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm
2905 Southampton Road
Philadelphia, PA . 19154 (map)
Reserve Your Seat Add to Calendar 22-05-2018 8:30am 22-05-2018 5:00pm 15 Foreign Supplier Verification Program (2 days) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (2 days) DVIRC, 2905 Southampton Road
Philadelphia, PA . 19154

The Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA) Training Course now offered!

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was signed into law in 2011 has majorly increased the responsibilities of importers. Importers have a short time to understand the requirements and develop a Foreign Supplier Verification Program. Food being imported without a Foreign Supplier Verification Program is a prohibited act and can result in criminal charges. The Food Safety Modernization Act is a US Food Safety law and companies must follow the requirements to avoid regulatory actions and charges. It is not a voluntarily standard.

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. This course is designed for:

  • U.S.‐based importers 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 who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, 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, and representatives of foreign governments.

The FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA. In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rule does not require you to attend a training program following a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Attending this course, however, will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.”

Learn how to develop a compliant Foreign Supplier Verification Program including:

  • Availability of qualified individuals
  • Conducting a Hazard Analysis per food and foreign supplier
  • Evaluation of food risk and foreign supplier performance
  • Supplier approval
  • Definition of verification activities
  • Monitoring and analysis of verification activities.
  • Corrective actions in case of deficiencies
  • Record keeping for FSVP elements
  • Periodic FSVP re-evaluation

Who should attend

Individuals responsible for importing food and food items or the food safety of the imported items. Participants receive a certificate signed by Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) upon successful completion of this 2 – day course.

Why attend

Be ready! The final rule “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs” requires covered facilities to have qualified individuals managing and overseeing the FSVP program. Participants will gain essential knowledge on how to build a compliant FSVP program and can show with the certificate that they are trained according to the official training program approved by the FDA. Participants can apply the freshly gained knowledge during practical classroom exercises to be ready for the FSVP development.

Your Instructor

Martin Ziegler, Owner, The Bonney Ziegler Group
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Lead Instructor
FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Lead instructor
ISO/FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS and HACCP, Lead Auditor
International Hygiene Trainer