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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Training


The Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) training courses are now open for registration. Hosted by United Fresh and developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), all   training sessions will be taught by FSPCA FSVP lead instructors and upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from the FSPCA and IFPTI.

Register Now! Feb. 22-23, 2017Beltsville, MD
Register Now!March 15-16, 2017Yakima, WA

Upcoming Training Course Information

Feb. 22-23, 2017
National Agricultural Library – Abraham Lincoln Building
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

General Hotel Information for Beltsville Training:
There are many hotels in the metro area, however the nearest hotels to the meeting location are the Holiday Inn Washington-College Park (10000 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740) and The Hampton Inn (9670 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740).

March 15-16, 2017
Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima
802 East Yakima Ave.
Yakima, WA 98901
9:30 am – 6:00 pm

All courses will be taught by Dr. Jennifer McEntire, United Fresh VP of Food Safety & Technology and may include another FSVP lead instructors.

Register for Beltsville!

Register for Yakima!

All registered participants will be notified of any schedule time changes. To receive an official training certificate, attendees must stay and participate throughout the duration of the course.

Training includes all course materials and certificate. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided to attendees.

Email Erin Grether if you would like to be notified when dates are announced for early 2017!

About the FSVP Rule

The final FSVP rule requires that importers (subject to the rule) perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards.

Who is subject to the FSVP rule?
When the FSVP requirements take effect, they will apply to all importers, unless there’s an exemption.

  • The “importer” is:
    (A) the United States owner or consignee of a food offered for import into the United States; or
  • (B) in the case when there is no United States owner or consignee at the time of U.S. entry, the importer is the U.S. agent or representative of a foreign owner or consignee of the food offered for import at the time of entry, as confirmed in a signed statement of consent.

FDA Links on FSVP Rule