FSMA 7 Major Rules Series
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs
As we continue to look through the seven Major Rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), this article takes a deeper dive into the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Rule. Again, this is one in a series of controls which aims to drive the industry from a reactive to a more proactive stance on control of food safety and, in this case, protect against imports of products and materials which could impact upon this.
Under FSMA, the FSVP rule requires importers (or their agents) of food for humans and animals to verify that their foreign suppliers meet U.S. food safety standards, making sure that the food they import is safe for consumption.