Food Safety Modernization - Food Importer/VQIP Program

Online Compliance Panel
Training overview
1 hour
300 USD
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Course description

This 60-minute webinar will offer an overview of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) that will come into effect on May 2017. Scope, key provisions and compliance dates will be discussed. The talk will focus on the risk-based activities that qualified individuals will need to implement in order to comply with FSVP regulatory requirements. Exemptions and modified requirements will be presented.

September 17, 2016 marked the official implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the US Food and Drug Administration. Under the new food safety law, food manufacturers subject to FDA registration must establish and implement a food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls (HARPC). For these businesses and all food importers, FSMA requires that supplier management programs be implemented. While manufacturing facilities must address ‘supply chain’ requirements under the ‘Preventive Controls’ rule, food importers are required to perform supplier verification activities and maintain Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) plans.

Training Content

  • Overview of the 7 pillars of FSMA
  • Key requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for food importers rule which include
    • A hazard analysis of the imported food by a qualified individual
    • A risk-based evaluation of the food and approval process of foreign suppliers
    • Verification activities and corrective actions
  • Scope and exemptions: who qualifies as a food importer?
  • Timelines for FSVP compliance
  • Benefits of the voluntary qualified importer program (VQIP)
  • VQIP requirements (Quality Assurance Program and accredited third-party audit process)
  • Overview of the unannounced audit process under VQIP
  • VQIP implementation timeline/how to apply


This webinar costs $300

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The team at Online Compliance Panel works in tandem with the latest US FDA regulations/regulatory compliance in creating simple, interactive and cost effective training sessions suitable for individuals and corporations. The organization is a predominantly web based information exchange forum....

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