What is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program? FSV or FSVP

Updated 8 months ago by GB Robins

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program

FSVP requires importers to verify that their foreign suppliers of food for human and animal consumption meet applicable FDA safety standards.

More specifically, FSVP requires that importers verify that their suppliers are producing food using processes and procedures that offer the same level of public health protection as the preventive controls (PC) requirements in the preventive controls and current good manufacturing practices rules for human food and animal food and produce safety FSMA rules, and that the food is not adulterated and properly labeled with respect to allergens.

The first question that needs to be asked is "Am I subject to FSVP?"

Here is a handy flowchart to see if you are subject to FSCP:


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