Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Training

The Preventive Controls for Foreign Supplier Verification Program regulation is intended to ensure safety of imported food into the United States. The regulation requires importers to verify that food they import into the United States is produced in compliance with the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls and standards for produce safety provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), 

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 taught by FSPCA-trained FSVP Lead Instructors. Participants will receive an official certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) after attending this training program.

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 circumstance.

  1. Determining known or reasonably foreseeable hazards with each imported food.
  2. Evaluating the risk posed by a food, based on the hazard analysis, and the foreign supplier’s performance.
  3. Using that evaluation of the risk posed by an imported food and the supplier’s performance to approve suppliers and determine appropriate supplier verification activities.
  4. Conducting supplier verification activities.
  5. Conducting corrective actions.


To understand and comply with the requirements of the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).

  • The FSPCA developed training is specifically designed for importers to meet the requirements of the regulation.
  • An effective way to implement a risk-based framework in which importers can evaluate potential products and suppliers and ensure that appropriate verification activities occur.
  • Understand the purpose of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule.
  • Identify what's needed in your FSVP
  • Develop your FSVP
  • Implement your FSVP
  • Implement a compliant recordkeeping system
  • Understand how FDA will oversee your FSVP
  • Receive official FSVP course manual
  • Receive Certificate of completion


The following people may be interested in attending this course:

  • Importers of human and animal food in the United States
  • Facilities that directly import human and animal food
  • Foreign Suppliers
  • Personnel responsible for the implementation of FSVP
  • Consultants
  • Food Industry Senior Management
  • GFSI Leads (SQFP)
  • HACCP Coordinators
  • Supply Chain Management Personnel & Purchasing Managers
  • Auditors
  • Food Plant and Facility Managers
  • Risk Management Managers
  • Government and Food Regulatory Personnel
  • Food Safety and Quality Management Consultants

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