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 items from which supplier categories are subject to the rule on May 30, as well as the data elements that are required to be submitted. FDA is mandating the submission of certain FSVP importer data elements that are not indicated in the FSVP Rule. Please see this USFI regulatory update for more information on these matters and issues for trade show exhibitors.
USFI assists firms with FSVP compliance and compliance with other FDA, USDA and CBP requirements related to food imports. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.765.1800 for additional information.