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Foreign Supplier Verification Program Workshop


Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Foreign Supplier Verification Program Workshop

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Non-CIFT member Ended $350.00 $0.00
CIFT members   more info Ended $300.00 $0.00

Event Details

Foreign Supplier Verification Program Workshop

 The Foreign Supplier Verification Program, or FSVP, is one of the seven rules that make up the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The final rule for FSVP was published in November 2015 and deals with the requirements surrounding food safety of imported goods intended for human and/or animal consumption in the U.S. Historically, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been responsible for certifying imported foods and ensuring their safety through sampling and testing programs, supplier registrations and onsite audits. Now, the burden of assurance is being shifted to the importer, but the FDA definition of “importer” is not necessarily the same as the colloquial definition – as will be discussed in this course.

This workshop will take a look into the requirements of the FSVP, including the definitions of terms such as “importer” and “supplier,” the responsibilities of each party in the food chain, and actions that foreign suppliers need to take to ensure their products are considered safe and acceptable for distribution in the U.S. food chain.

Lead Presenter

   Elise Forward

      Supply chain food safety consultant

    Savour Food Safety International

Forward has more than 15 years of food safety, quality, and regulatory experience in both the international and domestic food markets.

She has worked in laboratory and production settings, and has 10+ years’ experience managing the food safety programs of an international importer and distributor.

Forward is an FSPCA lead instructor for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Human Food, NSF Certified HAACP Manager, and Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society for Quality.

She has experience in leading companies through organic, gluten free, kosher, halal, non GMO project verifications/certifications.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Overview of definition of terms such as supplier and importer as they relate to the FSVP
  • Overview of the law, as well as assistance with determining appropriate compliance activities for their business
  • Overview of best practices and practical applications related to the regulation
  • Dates and requirements for records to demonstrate compliance

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Reserve your seat by Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.


Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), 5555 Airport Hwy., Ste. 100, Toledo, OH 43615-7320. Click here for directions.


$300 for CIFT members;  For a current listing of CIFT members click here

$350 for non-CIFT members (space is limited!)




Have questions about Foreign Supplier Verification Program Workshop? Contact CIFT

When & Where

Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT)
5555 Airport Hwy., Ste. 100
Toledo, OH 43615-7320

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Since 1995, CIFT, an Ohio MEP partner, has provided a unique blend of business solutions, innovation and technical expertise to the food processing, agricultural and manufacturing sectors.  These services are designed to enhance the economic performance of the industries and create new jobs.

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