AFI Association of Food Industries

AFI Serving the U.S. Food Import Sector

Online Training by AFI

The United States requires food exported to the U.S. to meet U.S. food safety requirements. The Food Safety Modernization Act states importers are responsible to ensure the food they import meets U.S. regulations through a Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

AFI President Bob Bauer served on the task force that developed the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA and is an FSVP Lead Instructor. His work on the task force, understanding of the food import industry and experience in conducting numerous sessions of this course since it was ready in early 2017 make AFI’s offerings a valuable experience for attendees from all sectors.

Today’s travel restrictions have created the opportunity for industry members to take the Foreign Supplier Verification Program course – the only course with FDA-recognized curriculum – fully online*!

Take note that even with government travel restrictions in place, FDA is continuing FSVP inspections and is issuing warning letters for non-compliance. This course is the best way to ensure you and your employees know how to comply. 

This is a two-day course that takes participants through the FSVP requirements and includes exercises to help them develop their company’s program. Attendees receive a certificate upon completion of the course but must attend the entire program to receive the certificate.

*Please note: Online FSVP training is broadcast from our New Jersey office in EST.
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Upcoming Training Courses


... understand the underlying purpose of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule

... identify what's needed in your FSVP

... develop your FSVP

... implement your FSVP

... implement a compliant recordkeeping system

... understand how FDA will oversee your FSVP

Association of Food Industries: Serving the U.S. Food Import Trade Since 1906
3301 Route 66, Ste. 205, Bldg. C • Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 922-3008 • Fax: (732) 922-3590 • •