One of the seven final rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program. FSMA shifts the burden of responsibility of meeting food safety requirement for imported food and ingredients to the importers / ultimate users of the food / ingredients.
To be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act all Food Manufacturers, Importers, distributors and wholesalers need to meet the requirements of this rule and should complete training conducted by a FSCPA lead instructor. The FSPCA training curriculum is the only standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA.
To assist food manufacturers and its supply chain, NJMEP is offering this FSCPA approved class on
January 8, 2019 and January 9, 2019.
Camden County College
200 College Dr, Conference Room ROOS 112
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Foreign Supplier Verification Program – Class Description
This two day 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.
Workshop price includes materials, breakfast and lunch