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.
The FSVP course 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.
You’ll get information to help you:
• 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
The course is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the first day and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the second day.
The cost for the course is $399 for AFI members ($499 for non-members), which includes lunch both days, course materials and the certificate fee. Seating is limited. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Cancellation Fee: Registering for the event commits the attendee to pay for the event. Full payment must be made prior to the event. Refunds will be issued for cancellations made 14 days before the first day of the event. Refunds for cancellations after that date will only be granted if the seat can be sold by AFI to another attendee.
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