Five Tips for a Strong FSVP

Like most federal regulations, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) includes many definitions, exemptions, and jargon. Essentially, the FDA wants companies importing food into the United States to make sure it’s up to the FDA’s...

Seven Components of a Successful FSVP

Today's global marketplace – and increasingly complex supply chain – has driven more companies to look abroad for suppliers. And while sourcing internationally comes with a host of challenges, few create as much confusion as FSMA's Foreign...

A Closer Look at FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program

In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says, “about 15% of the food supply is imported from more than 200 countries or territories, including 32% of fresh vegetables, 55% of fresh fruit, and at least 94% of seafood...

FSVP Violations Plague Food Production Plants

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program hasn’t gotten much attention since going live in 2017, and it shows.

FSMA Temporary Policy Updates

Conferences canceled. Movie theaters shuttered. Temperature checks at work - it’s obvious these are unprecedented times. Companies are racing to accommodate and anticipate new consumer needs and a new reality. The United States Food and Drug...

FSMA’s FSVP FAQs

FDA Attorney Marc Sanchez is a frequent national speaker on FDA compliance issues affecting the food, dietary supplements, and medical devices industries, and is also widely considered a leading voice in understanding the Food Safety...

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs: How Can You Get Started?

The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals is a welcomed ally in the continued effort to increase supply chain transparency for U.S....

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

The FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation applies to facilities required to register with FDA under section 415 of the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act. These facilities must comply if they manufacture, process, pack, or hold human food....