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[4/16/2018] Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Training

January 9, 2018

  • April 16 - 17, 2018 (2 Days Course) | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: University of Phoenix (6 Centerpointe Dr., Room 223, La Palma, CA 90623)

  • Instructor: Nancy Scharlach (Lead Instructor Certified by FSPCA | The President and Chief Technical Director for Soterian Systems, LLC)


This course is developed by the FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance), and upon successful completion, the Certificate of Training is issued electronically by FSPCA, AFDO(Association of Food and Drug Officials) and IFSH (Institute for Food Safety and Health).


This course is designed to provide an understanding of the new role that the U.S. Congress has defined for food importers under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA). FSMA adds many new requirements to improve the safety of human and animal foods, and FDA has published several regulations to implement the new requirements. The most important regulation for food importers is the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs regulation (FSVP rule) that FDA published on November 27, 2015.


This course will focus on explaining the requirements of the FSVP rule, and how you as importers can go about complying with those requirements. The course materials include all slides, lesson content, resource materials and exercises. The materials are yours to keep, so please feel free to take notes in your manual as you go along.


Chapter 1: Context: FSMA and FSVP
Chapter 2: Setting the Stage: Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process
Chapter 3: Overview of Requirements
PCPS Session: Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session
Chapter 4: Hazard Analysis
Chapter 5: Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 6: Foreign Supplier Verification
Chapter 7: Reevaluation of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 8: Importer Identification
Chapter 9: Importance of Records
Chapter 10: FDA Oversight


  • 2-day Training Course

  • FSPCA Participant Manual

  • FSPCA Exercise Workbook

  • Certificate issued electronically by FSPCA, AFDO(Association of Food and Drug Officials) and IFSH (Institute for Food Safety and Health)

  • Coffee & Water


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