Demystifying FSMA and the FSVP
De-mystifying FSMA and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) as of May 30, 2017 started to impact the importation of foods into the USA. Reports indicate that FDA and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold food shipments because of FSVP noncompliance by the FSVP "Importer".Yet for private US Custom Brokers and Agents that manage the importation paperwork all the time, some assumed incorrectly that the FSVP "Importer" was the same as the US CBP "Importer of Record" or the "US Agent". In addition, the FSVP "Importer" is required to have in a physical location in the USA and current records demonstrating that the true "Foreign Supplier" of the food (party that manufactured, packed or held the food outside the USA) is compliant with all FSMA requirements. These compliance records are required to be kept current and managed by a FSVP "Qualified Individual" that has some food safety qualifications (education, work history or both). There are many mysteries for this new FDA regulatory program. A few include:
· How does an importer correctly complete the new FSVP-based data fields in the US CBP electronic submission software
· What specific records are required for the FSVP "Importer" to have on hand to document that the FSVP Foreign Supplier is compliant with FSMA
· How much education and experience is enough to satisfy FDA regarding the "Qualified Individual" that is ultimately responsible for managing such Foreign Supplier records.
Join Allen Sayer, Senior Director for Food and Cosmetic Consulting Services at EAS for this informative webinar!
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