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This course is designed for U.S.-based importers who meet the definition of “FSVP Importer".

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FSMA - FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Course

**Note: This course is 3 day

The “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. FDA applies to all food products grown or manufactured outside of and brought into the United States. The regulation is complex, and the U.S. Importer now has the responsibility of ensuring that its foreign suppliers are doing what they need to do in order to meet the same food safety standards as food grown & produced in the U.S. Only one example of the complexity is with the Dietary Supplements & components; although exempt from the Preventive Controls Rule, they are not exempt from the FSVP requirements!

This course is designed for U.S.-based importers who meet the definition of “FSVP Importer,” which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at time of entry, or if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner. The “FSVP Importer” must be identified at entry and the “FSVP Importer’s” Compliance will be determined through a domestic inspection program .

Simple Compliance Solution LLC, now offers FSPCA-approved classroom training, both at public venues and on-site at companies/organizations, or at a company or organization’s preferred location for private training.


  • Attending this course will help you understand the FSVP requirements for dealing with hazards and controls, the verification activities, written procedures and records, and how all of those those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.
  • The course will also provide an effective way to implement a risk-based framework in which importers can evaluate potential products and suppliers and ensure that appropriate verification activities occur.
  • Receive the official FSPCA Certificate of Completion and the official FSPCA course book, with reference material.

Who Should Attend

  • Importers of human and animal food in the United States
  • Brokers
  • Exporters
  • Foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S.
  • Persons/Business owners who currently buy good from foreign sources
  • Representatives of foreign governments

FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FVSP) Course Agenda - Online Virtual

Official 10 module FSPCA curriculum taught by certified instructors

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Chapter 1: Context: FSMA and FSVP
  • Chapter 2: Setting the Stage : Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process
  • Chapter 3: Overview of Requirements
  • Recap: Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session
  • Chapter 4: Hazard Analysis
  • Chapter 5: Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
  • Chapter 6: Foreign Supplier Verification
  • Chapter 7: Reevaluation of Foreign Supplier
  • Chapter 8: Importer Identification
  • Chapter 9: Records
  • Chapter 10: FDA Oversight

The live interactive instructor-led virtual online course is identical to the site-based course with the exception of it being conducted over the ZOOM platform. You will need webcam and headset to join the live conference training. The 16-hour course, normally 2 days on a site, is conducted in 2 live virtual sessions  or 3 live virtual sessions; the sessions are live and directed by an FSPCA lead instructor. 

System Requirements:Webcam, microphone and speakers are required.

FSPCA-Certified Lead Instructors

Rachel Montgomery

Mrs. Montgomery is an FSPCA Lead Instructor (Human Foods Certificate # 32c592bd and Animal Foods Certificate # 1bd2c691) with over 30 years experience as a food safety executive in large-scale manufacturing. Montgomery is the Principal of Simple Compliance Solutions, LLC and a Registered Microbiologist (National Registry of Certified Microbiologists).

**Cancellation Policy: A full refund is available within 48 hours of the initial order date. Any cancellation or refund requests that occur after the initial 48-hour period will be processed less a $200 cancellation fee. Cancellations or refunds are not available within 2 weeks of the course date. However, you may transfer your course registration to a future course date or send another person in your place with advance notification.

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