The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has resumed inspecting importers for Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) compliance following the government shutdown. FDA is expected to aggressively enforce the regulation again this year. Within days of the shutdown ending, a client of U.S. Food Imports LLC (USFI) was contacted for inspection. We have seen FSVP inspections becoming increasingly rigorous.
Over the past several months, USFI has assisted five clients with inspections over the past several weeks using our FSMA Cloud® and FDA Cloud® software applications. All of our clients’ inspections have resulted in No Action Indicated (NAI) classifications (the best outcome)). We also have been inspected ourselves as we act as the FSVP importer for retailers.