FSPCA FSVP Foreign Supplier Verification Programs

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The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) is a program that importers must have in place to verify that their foreign suppliers are producing food at the same level of public health protection as that of the preventive controls or produce safety regulations.

Key Topics

  • Focuses on importance of having Foreign Supplier Verification Programs in place
  • Understand the different types of hazards and how to identify them
  • Provides an understanding of how to tailor supplier verification activities to unique risks and characteristics


Desired Outcomes

Upon course completion, participants will be prepared to:

  • Define known or foreseeable hazards
  • Evaluate risk based on hazard analysis
  • Conduct corrective actions
  • Establish and follow written procedures
  • Develop and maintain a FSVP for each food brought into the U.S.



  • Understand how to analyze and evaluate known or foreseeable hazards
  • Learn and practice creating a foreign supplier verification program
  • Review the process of conducting corrective actions
  • Meet requirements for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Who should take this course?

Any establishment that is importing food into the U.S. is required to have a FSVP in place. An importer can be defined as “the U.S. owner or consignee of a food offered for import into the U.S. If there is no U.S. owner or consignee, the importer is the U.S. agency or representative of the foreign owner of consignee at time of entry.”

Materials Provided

FSVP Participant’s Manual


Participants taking the foreign supplier verification course, should have an understanding of HACCP. If not, it is recommended that the participant attend a SURE™ HACCP Manager course recognized by the International HACCP Alliance prior to this course. Paster Training also offers the Preventive Controls for Human Food Course if required.


  • Day 1: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Day 2: 8 am – 5 pm


  • Individual enrollment is available for all courses.
  • Minimum capacity: 5 participants for all private classes
  • Maximum capacity: 40 participants

1-3 participants: $795/participant
4-6 participants: $745/participant
7+ participants: $695/participant 

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