FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)

FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Course

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. This course is designed for:

U.S.‐based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner.

Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.

The FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA. In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rule does not require you to attend a training program following a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Attending this course, however, will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 1 hour lunch

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 1 hour lunch

Remote live delivery through Zoom

In order to accommodate social distancing guidance, we will be hosting this training remotely and live through Zoom. All participants will need to have access to a computer with the following:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in – we request to have the camera turned on for active engagement and participation in the class.

FSVP Manual

You are required to download the manual (pdf) because it will be referenced and used during the training.  You can purchase the manual if you want a hard copy.

Fee: $400/attendee  The fee includes the official FSPCA certificate.

This is not a blended training.  Training will be limited to 30 total participants, so please register early!

Lead Trainers: Girish Ganjyal and Claudia Coles

Please contact Cathy Blood, WSU Event Coordinator, blood@wsu.edu or 509-335-2845, regarding registration or contact Girish Ganjyal, Extension Food Processing Specialist, girish.ganjyal@wsu.edu or 509-335-5613 for content questions.

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations will be accepted until 10 days to the course, and the registration fee, less $75 will be refunded. After that time, no refunds will be made for cancellations.

Substitution Policy

Substitutions will be allowed at any time. For additional information please contact our office at 509-335-2845.

Payment Policy

Your registration is not final until full payment is received.  Course materials will only be available for paid attendees. We accept Visa or Mastercard.

If you have questions or problems with registration, please contact Cathy Blood via email.