Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) requirements are part of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), which was established in 2011. The final rule given in the FSMA requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards.
The Importance of FSMA FSVP Training
FSVP training is important for several reasons. For one, it provides proper education on imported food, which is something that can be lacking in other food safety training programs. Safety standards associated with imported food can be somewhat different than what the standards are here in the U.S. This is simply because of the origins of the product and products not being produced under the same industry and safety guidelines as domestically produced products.
Who Needs FSVP Training?
Importers of human and animal food to the U.S. must have the FSMA FSVP program in place. The program is required to assure food manufactured in other countries and brought to the U.S. provides the same level of public health protection as the preventive controls or produce safety regulations, as appropriate, and to ensure that the supplier’s food is not adulterated and/or misbranded with respect to allergen labeling. Therefore, any business professional or company utilizing foreign-sourced foods or ingredients needs proper training.
A few examples of professionals and types of businesses that require this training include:
- Food importers located in the United States
- Brokers and exporters of foreign food
- Grocery stores that buy inventory from international suppliers
- Restaurants that source overseas supplies for fresh food preparation
- Representatives who handle the importation of foreign food
The Role of FSVP Courses
The FSVP courses offered by BD Food Safety Consultants LLC is a curriculum approved by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). This course will provide participants with the knowledge needed to implement the requirements of the FSVP rule and build and implement a proper FSVP program.
FSVP training courses can involve:
- Understanding the proper documentation processes for foreign foods
- Getting to know foreseeable hazards with foods from certain places
- Examining a foreign supplier’s performance
- Familiarizing yourself with risks that can be posed by contaminated or adulterated food
- Learning how to conduct supplier verification processes
Why Choose BD Food Safety Consultants LLC for FSVP Training?
Finding the right FSVP training in Chicago, Illinois, is critical. You must have a provider that follows the standards set forth by the FSPCA and FSMA. BD Food Safety Consultants LLC does just that. Our years of experience in food-safety-related training speaks for itself. Through the years, we have worked with numerous professionals and companies to implement proper food safety practices.
If you are ready to start FSVP training, register for courses below or contact BD Food Safety Consultants LLC today for more information.
Chicagoland – BD Training Centre – 600 W 5th Ave, Suite B, Naperville, IL 60563
Pricing and Course Details
Price per person: $599, (5% off for 3 or more participants, 10% off for 5 or more participants) – Price includes training materials and FSPCA certification fees.
12 hour course, Course Times: Day 1 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Day 2, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
On – site Training at Client location is available for groups of 7 plus participants
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