Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)

This two days interactive course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement
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.
The FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA.

Course Topics Include

  • Define an FSVP Importer

  • Define a Foreign Supplier.

  • Understand which foods are subject to, and which are exempt from FSVP


  • Understand what the requirements are and to whom they apply.

  • Understand how FSVP fits into the Food Safety Modernization Act

  • Who is responsible for complying with the law

  • What the requirements are and how to meet them

Takeaway from this course

  • Learning this course will enable you to understand the requirements of the FSVP rule and how these requirements can be met. It will also help you to become a Qualified Individual under this rule.

Who Should Attend

  • 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.