The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals is now final and compliance dates for many businesses have begun May 30, 2017. An importer of food is required to develop, maintain, and follow a Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) to ensure that each food it imports meets FDA food safety standards.

Specifically, an importer’s FSVP must provide adequate assurances that: (a) the importer’s foreign suppliers produce food with the same level of public health protection as those required by FDA for domestically produced food; and (b) the importer’s foreign suppliers produce food that is not adulterated under FD&C Act §402 or misbranded under § 403(w) (undeclared allergens).

Due to the extensive requirements of FSVP, many U.S. importers do not want to be designated as the FSVP importer or consignee. Register-FDA will serve as your U.S. Import Agent to help your company comply with this rule. Register-FDA has Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance FSVP certified staff to help you.

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