Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

As part of FSPCA, this two-day course is designed to provide you with the information needed when you are involved in importing food ingredients, food contact packaging and/or retail food products as to their food safety. 

This training covers your responsibilities as a "qualified individual" if you are an FSVP importer and how this relates to the foreign suppliers, and how it is different to the custom requirements for importing food products, packaging materials and ingredients. 

Learn the difference between Importer of Record and FSVP Importer.

Key session topics: 

  • Relationhip of FSMA & FSVP 
  • Building the Foundation for the FSVP process 
  • Overview of the Requirements 
  • Hazard Analysis and FSVP Importer's responsibilities for the Supplier's Hazard Analysis 
  • Evaluation & Approval of Foreign Suppliers 
  • Foreign Supplier Verification 
  • Re-evaluation of Foreign Suppliers 
  • Importer Identification 
  • Importance of Records 
  • FDA oversight

Who should attend:

  • Brokers
  • Importers
  • Retailers who import products
  • Manufacturers who import ingredients and food-contact packaging materials
  • Consultants
  • Third party auditors
  • Preventative Control Qualified Individuals (PCQI) if assisting an FSVP importer


Attendance at any of the following training dependent on your import needs is strongly recommended:

  • Preventative Controls for Human Foods training
  • Preventative Controls for Animal Foods training
  • Produce Food Safety Guideline


Participants will receive certificates of completion issued by FSPCA.