Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
FSVP Frequently Asked Questions
What is the FSVP Rule?
The FSVP Rule, a crucial program established by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), mandates that U.S. food importers take responsibility for verifying that their foreign food suppliers adhere to the same public health protection standards as their domestic counterparts. This means ensuring that the food these suppliers produce meets the necessary preventive controls and safety regulations. It is important to note that any U.S. company that has purchased or agreed to purchase imported food upon U.S. entry must comply with the FSVP rule.
What Do I Have to Do to Comply With The FSVP Rule?
In order to comply with the FSVP Rule, it is essential to have at least one qualified individual tasked with establishing the necessary written procedures. This qualified individual should possess a deep understanding of the FSVP Rule, which can be obtained through industry experience or completion of a suitable education course. Once assigned, this individual will be responsible for developing the FSVP in accordance with the established procedures.
Discover Our FSVP Services
At Merieux NutriSciences, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions for processors, retailers, and distributors to overcome any obstacle they may encounter. With our team of experienced consultants, boasting over 30 years in the field of food safety, we are here to guide you through the development and implementation of your FSVP. Allow our consultancy team to lend their expertise and assist you in finding effective solutions.
To determine if your company must comply with the FSVP Rule.
Review your FSVP to determine if it is compliant and effective.
Help develop your FSVP for use in the market.
Verify suppliers through onsite assessments and food safety record reviews.