FSVP Training offered by BD Food Safety Consultants LLC is FSPCA’s curriculum recognized by FDA. 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 FSVP Rule (21 CFR 1, 11 & 111) 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. Food Safety standards and provides the same level of consumer safety as food made in the US.

Meet your FSVP Lead Instructors

Bart Dobek

Bart Dobek

Lead Instructor

Visit Bart’s LinkedIn profile web page to learn more about his experience and background 

Lauren Daley

Lauren Daley

Assistant Instructor

Visit Lauren’s LinkedIn profile web page to learn more about her experience and background 

Learn More About Online Live Course Criteria

Live Online Course features include Expert Instructors, Interactions, Breakout Rooms and Electronic Training Materials. Learn more about online live training criteria below. 

  1. Course Access
    You will receive a web page link to Zoom, GoToTraining or GoToMeeting. Please follow the instructions to access the course.
    WE ASK THAT YOU LOG IN 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE CLASS TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR CORRECTING POTENTIAL ISSUES.
  2. Visual contact during the course
    It is required that Course Instructors maintain visual contact with participants at all times throughout the course. The system allows for webcam sharing and this function will be activated at the start of the class. Please assure your webcam is properly working before the class. You can test your webcam by clicking on the link below:
    https://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test
  3. Audio connectivity
    It is required that participants share their work results and respond to questions during the class. Please test your audio functions by using the link below:
    https://www.onlinemictest.com
    We Strongly recommend using a headset to minimize background noise.
  4. Participation
    FSPCA’s, IHA’s and BD’s attendance Policy is very strict. It is required that course participants attend the full length of the course. Participants arriving late, leaving early or being in and out throughout the course will not receive their certificates.
  5. Successful completion of the course and work evaluation
    There will be no pre and post assessment for most of the courses except HACCP. Successful completion of the course is determined based on the attendance – see 4) Participation – and completing Group Exercises. Additionally, the HACCP Course requires written quiz at the end of the course with 75% passing score. Participants will complete work exercises and share their work results during the class.
  6. Training Materials and Certificates                                                                                                      Training materials for the Online Live Courses are provided in electronic version only. If you wish to obtain a hard copy of the materials for FSPCA Courses, please visit https://bookstorefspca.ifpti.org . For all other courses please contact us directly at training@bdfoodsafety.com . Certificates will be emailed or mailed to participants after successful completion of the course

Dates and Registration

Dates  Location  Price  Registration 
July 28 & 29, 2022 ONLINE LIVE COURSE $499   Register  
September 15 & 16, 2022 ONLINE LIVE COURSE $499  Register 
November 10 & 11, 2022 ONLINE LIVE COURSE $499  Register 

Training Location

Chicagoland – BD Learning Center – 600 W 5th Ave, Suite B, Naperville, IL 60563

Online Live Courses are conducted via Zoom. Online Class Times are in Central Standard Time.

 Pricing & Course Details

Price per person: $499, (5% off for 3 or more participants, 10% off for 5 or more participants) – Price includes FSPCA’s certificate fees. Hard copies of training materials are provided to participants at no cost in classroom courses only.

12 hour course, Course Times: Day 1 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Day 2, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

On site FSVP training courses are available for groups of 7 plus participants. 

The Importance of FSMA FSVP Training

FSVP training is important for several reasons. For one, it provides proper education on regulatory requirements for imported food, which is something that can be lacking in other food safety training programs. Food 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 food safety guidelines as domestically produced products. FSVP Requires that imported foods meets the same level of public health requirements as food made in the U.S. According to this regulation food importers have the responsibility for assuring that foreign food was made according to US legislation. Importers must conduct series of risk based activities such as hazard analysis, assessment of supplier’s food safety system and others to verify their foreign suppliers. Successfully completing this course will help you to understand the FSVP requirements and how these requirements can be met in your particular circumstances. This training curriculum was created for food importers and foreign suppliers. 

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 FSVP training.

A few examples of professionals and types of businesses that require FSVP 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
  • Foreign Suppliers 

The Role of FSVP Courses

The online and classroom FSVP training courses offered by BD Food Safety Consultants LLC consist of a curriculum developed 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 courses involve:

  • Understanding the proper documentation processes for foreign foods
  • Getting to know foreseeable hazards with foods from certain places
  • Conducting hazard analysis of imported food
  • Evaluating a foreign supplier’s performance
  • Familiarizing yourself with risks that can be posed by adulterated food and foreign supplier 
  • Learning how to determine, conduct and document supplier verification activities 

Why Choose BD Food Safety Consultants LLC for FSVP Training?

Finding the right FSVP training provider is critical. You must have a provider that follows the standards set forth by the FSPCA.  BD Food Safety Consultants LLC are qualified to instruct and teach number of food safety curricula including FSVP course. We offer our courses in Chicago, Atlanta and online via zoom. Our instructors have over 45 years in combined food safety experience and have taught hundreds of food safety and regulatory training courses over the years. 

Compliance with FDA regulatory requirements has never been easier. Start your journey to compliance today by attending our online live FSVP Training Course. Contact BD Food Safety Consultants LLC today for more information