Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Are You Ready?

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Add to my calendar   Tue, Oct 23, 2018
Aired Time
12 pm ET | 11 pm CT | 10 am MT | 9 am PT
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Understand the FSVP Requirements to Take the Risks Out of Your Food Imports


If you are an importer of food for human or animal consumption in the United States, you may need to comply with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). The FDA has published guidance documents, but there’s still a big gap in understanding the compliance requirements, particularly in the food importer community. And failure to implement the FSVP properly will not only get your product or ingredient stopped at the border, but may also lead to other adverse consequences.

Learn how to prepare for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program in this informative webinar with food safety consultant, Melissa Vaccaro. Vaccaro will walk you through the requirements of the FSVP, and what it takes to ensure that your imported food products/ingredients make it into the U.S. in a timely and compliant manner. She will define and discuss the difference between an FSVP Importer, Importer of Record, and Foreign Supplier; review the processes by which you approve your foreign supplier and perform verification activities on them; and explain the need for re-evaluating a foreign supplier at least every 3 years. Vaccaro will describe both the FSVP standard and modified requirements and to whom they respectively apply. Among other things, she will also divulge the various foods/ingredients that are subject to FSVP requirements, as well as those that are exempt.

After attending this webinar, you will know how to comply with FSMA’s FSVP regulations. You will learn the purpose of FSVP requirements for both human and animal foods imported into the United States for use in the United States. Plus, you will know the importance of early communication between importers, foreign suppliers, and others in the supply chain in meeting FSVP requirements.

Session Highlights

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of FSVP requirements for both human and animal foods imported into the United States for use in the United States
  • Define an FSVP importer
  • Understand the difference between the importer of record and the FSVP importer
  • Define a foreign supplier
  • Describe the various foods/ingredients subject to FSVP requirements
  • Describe the various foods/ingredients exempt from FSVP requirements
  • Describe the FSVP standard requirements and to whom they apply
  • Describe the FSVP modified requirements and to whom they apply
  • Review the need for hazard analysis and evaluation of your foreign supplier
  • Review the process by which you approve your foreign supplier
  • Review the process by which you preform verification activities on your foreign supplier
  • Review the need for re-evaluation of your foreign supplier at least every 3 years
  • Discuss the importance of early communication between importers, foreign suppliers, and others in the supply chain in meeting FSVP requirements

Who Should Attend

  • Food manufacturers (for human and animal consumption) who import food or ingredients, for consumption in the United States
  • Their foreign suppliers
  • Brokers/agencies mediating between US food manufacturers and their foreign suppliers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

melissa vaccaro

Melissa Vaccaro has a Master’s degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s in Education – Biology and Environmental Education, both from Shippensburg University. She is the Vice President of Consulting for PTI Consulting Group, a Division of Paster Training, Inc. PTI Consulting Group works with top food and alcohol retailers, manufacturers, processors, and operations. As a core member or the PTI management team, Vaccaro leads, develops, and oversees the...   More Info
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