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. based food manufacturers.
FSVP provides greater oversight into the products coming into the United States, to ensure "importers would be required to perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as that required of domestic food producers."
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 Modernization Act (FSMA).
TraceGains recently spoke with Marc on the topic of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). Marc answers the most frequently asked questions on FSVP.