Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and Sanitary Transportation (ST) – April 8-9, 2019 Honolulu, Hawaii
April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pmUSD700
FSVP. Food facilities, that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food for distribution in the U.S. and required to register with FDA under sec. 415 of the FD&C Act, are mandated to have a written food safety plan. These rules (21 CFR 117.1) apply to domestic food processors and processors from countries who export to the United States. The course on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) will give the new definition of a Food Importer, explain the new set of FSMA regulations for food importers published on November 27, 2015, and discuss how importers can comply with the requirements. Since the focus of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is to prevent contamination rather than primarily to react to problems as they occur, the intent of the FSVP is to verify that all foods distributed in the U.S. provide the same level of public health protection as the Preventive Controls and Produce Safety regulations, if applicable, and are not adulterated or misbranded with respect to allergen labeling.
Sanitary Transportation. To protect foods from farm to table during transportation, the Sanitary Transportation rule establishes requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices when transporting food. Food safety training of carrier personnel engaged in transportation operations is required when the carrier and shipper have agreed in a written contract that the carrier is responsible, in whole or in part, for the sanitary conditions during transportation. Such carriers are required to establish and maintain records documenting the training of operations personnel.
At the end of these courses, participants will learn ways to ensure that foreign food suppliers distributing food in the U.S. apply the same level of public health protection (i.e., same U.S. standards of safety) to those imported foods. Participants will also meet the training requirements on sanitary transportation of rail and motor vehicle carriers. Upon successful completion of all course requirements as described in the brochure, participants will receive an FSVP certificate from FSPCA and a Sanitary Transportation certification from the University of Hawaii.