FSVP Training Schedule

FSVP Training Schedule

FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)

April 24-25, 2019  (Registration Closed)

Miami, FL

On May 30, 2017, compliance began for FDA’s FSVP regulation. This regulation imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history. Foreign suppliers must be approved by importers pursuant to a written program before sourcing. FDA’s regulation also requires new information to be submitted for customs entries: the FSVP importer – the person responsible for FSVP compliance – must now be declared for each importation of FDA-regulated food (including dietary supplements) unless exempt.

This 2-day course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the FSVP regulation including:
• Determining known or reasonably foreseeable hazards with each food imported
• Evaluating the risk posed by the food (based on a hazard analysis and foreign supplier’s performance)
• Using that evaluation to approve suppliers
• Conducting supplier verification activities
• Maintaining documents that are required to demonstrate compliance with the regulation



Course Overview


  • Context: FSMA and FSVP
  • Setting the Stage: Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process
  • Importer Identification
  • Overview of Requirements (including exemptions & modified requirements)
  • Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session
  • Hazard Analysis


  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
  • Foreign Supplier Verification
  • Reevaluation Foreign Supplier Performance
  • Importance of Records
  • FDA Oversight – What to expect

Schedule and Location

Day One: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Day Two: 8:00am - 5:00pm

9100 S. Dadeland Blvd.
Suite 1500
Miami, FL 33156


Jenifer Kane, FSMA Expert


Jenifer Kane has 36 years of experience in the food industry, most recently as senior industry advisor with the International Food Protection Training Institute. Prior to that role, she was director of global quality auditing for the Kellogg Company. She previously served in food safety and quality roles with Nabisco, Planters and Lifesavers, Kraft Foods, and Keebler Companies. She is a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance lead instructor and a trainer of trainers for both the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

Course Rate – $749