May 30, 2017 marked the first compliance date for the FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). One part of program is that FSVP importers must monitor and document the compliance of each of their suppliers; verify that food imported into the US has been produced in a manner that meets applicable US safety standards.
Recently, importers have begun receiving notices from FDA in regard to FSVP Inspection requirements. Email notices with the subject line “FSVP Inspection Requirements Handout & Law” have been sent out by FDA. This is to notify importers that they (FDA) intend to inspect them for compliance under the FSVP rule. Don’t get left behind, make sure you are in compliance with FSVP today!
Though some products may have a later compliance date for FSVP, we strongly urge importers to get started on their FSVP for FDA compliance now.
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FSMA Final Rule on FSVP: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm361902.htm
FSVP Compliance Dates: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm503822.htm