FSVP is one of the requirements as per the FSMA rule, which requires importers in the United States to verify their foreign suppliers to ensure their suppliers follow food safety standards equivalent to the standards established by the FDA.
As per the FDA’s FSMA rule, foreign suppliers must conduct a supplier verification to make sure that the foreign supplier is complying with U.S. safety standards. A U.S importer is responsible for foreign supplier verification.
Importers who are covered by the FSMA rule must have a foreign supplier verification program in place.
The companies who do not have an importer in the USA are required to appoint an FSVP agent responsible for foreign supplier verification related activities.
The foods listed below are exempted from Foreign Supplier Verification requirements.
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