Meet the FSVP Requirements

Compliance with the US Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) new rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act requires the country’s importers to verify the food safety regime of their foreign suppliers.

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) is one of two highly anticipated final rules released in 2015 under the FDA’s new Food Safety Modernization Act.

From the onset, the authors of the Act looked to shift the US’s emphasis on food safety from reacting to incidents to preventing their occurrence. The new regulations have transferred some of the accountability away from the government to food companies and their importers by requiring members of the food supply chain community to monitor each other’s practices.

Download this article and learn about

  • The types of products covered by the FSVP
  • What does the process involve for importers
  • Who is responsible for implementing the FSVP
  • The importance of auditor competency.