The first major compliance date for importers covered by the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) arrived on May 30, 2017. The next major compliance date is March 19, 2018.
FSVP is one of the seven foundational rules of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). A central tenet of that law is that the same preventive food safety standards apply to food consumed in the U.S., regardless of where the food is produced. FSVP achieves this by requiring importers to verify that their foreign suppliers of food for human and animal consumption meet applicable FDA safety standards.
Contact United Safety Agents for FSVP compliance options.