Food Supplier Verification Program imposed by FDA - How to verify your supplier programs, steps and requirements

Instructor: Ben Marandi
Product ID: 706448
Training Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 90 Min
Attend this webinar to explore the importance of Foreign supplier verification program. The FSVP rule 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 U.S. safety standards and is not adulterated or misbranded with respect to allergen labelling.
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Why Should You Attend:

US food safety regulation has been revolunized by establishing Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The overall importance of the FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program is quite significant for all exporters food to US. Many groups have a vested interest in FSVP compliance, including importers, foreign food suppliers, and agents of foreign owners, brokers and foreign government representatives.

Understanding how foods are regulated is an essential part in managing compliance. The FDA defines an FSVP as “a program that importers covered by the rule must have in place to verify that their foreign suppliers are producing food in a manner that 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 is not misbranded with respect to allergen labeling.”

With 764 total food recalls in 2016, it’s clear that controlling for your foreign suppliers should be a top priority.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Who is the FSVP importer?
  • Who is the foreign supplier?
  • FSVP main requirements
  • The importance of preventive controls
  • Which food item is subject to FSVP standard
  • Which food item is exempt from FSVP requirements
  • Which item is qualified for modified version of FSVP
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
  • Foreign supplier verification
  • Importance of record

Who Will Benefit:

  • Food and beverage manufacturers, all international importers, suppliers, food authorities, General managers, owner of business, consultants, C suits, startups of food companies

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Instructor Profile:
Ben Marandi

Ben Marandi
President, BSD Group Inc

Ben, owner and Managing Director of BSD Group is a food professional consultant. He has solid understanding of food and beverage industry with good knowledge of food and beverage product development and compliance. He has two main focus for his clients. First to make sure that regulatory compliance for its clients in the North America, European communities, and GCC countries. Secondly, he provides market research for companies planning to export their products to overseas markets. This provides one shop station for clients who plan to go countries with no knowledge of markets, competition and regulations. He understand the importance of regulatory compliance for companies which plan to sell or export their products to these markets. Ben has 20 years of experience in food and beverage industry, with 12 years' international experience as senior advisor to Codex Alimentarius and European Commission. Ben's main expertise is in product development, food laws and food additives regulations, food safety, market research, international trade and nutrition, food law and regulations of Canada, US (FDA , FSMA) , EU and Codex Alimentarius.

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