How to Determine Your FSVP Importer Liability

In recent weeks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has significantly increased enforcement activity for Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) compliance. U.S. Food Imports LLC (USFI) has assisted a number of our clients with inspections over the past several weeks using our FSMA Cloud® and FDA Cloud® software applications (we note that all of…

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FDA Provides Update on EU Food Safety Systems Recognition Effort

On Monday, July 10, Dr. Steven Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and more details on the food safety systems recognition effort the United States is currently working on with the European Commission.  Ostroff provided the update at the International Association of…

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Comprehensive FSVP Compliance Date Timetable

On May 30, 2017, compliance begins for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule.  This rule imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history.  Foreign suppliers must be approved pursuant to a written program before sourcing.  The rule also…

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FSVP Importer Data Must Be Submitted Beginning on May 30

On May 30, 2017, compliance begins for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule.  This rule imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history. U.S. Food Imports LLC (USFI) has received a number of questions relating to which food…

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FSVP Compliance Begins May 30

On May 30, 2017, compliance begins for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule.  This rule imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history.  Foreign suppliers must be approved pursuant to a written program before sourcing.  The rule also…

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FSVP Training at USFI Mar. 14-15

The International Food Protection Institute (IFPTI) will be holding training for industry and regulators for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulation March 14-15.  The course will be held at the St. Petersburg, Florida offices of U.S. Food Imports.  The FSVP regulation requires compliance activities to be performed by qualified…

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FDA Reopens Food Facility Renewals for Certain Expired Registrations

Last night (12/21/2016) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided a second chance at registration renewal for food facilities who failed to secure a confirmation from the U.S. agent listed on the registration.  The agency has not yet announced this publicly.  Tomorrow the agency will be releasing revised guidance on food facility registration but…

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