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Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) & Sanitary Transportation (ST) New Dates, New Venue!
October 9 - October 10USD700
These FSMA courses are co-sponsored by the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA).
The course on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) will give the new definition of a Food Importer (or FSVP 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. At the end of the FSVP course, participants will learn ways to ensure that foreign food suppliers distributing food in the U.S. apply the same level of public health protection to those imported foods. Upon successful completion of all FSVP course requirements, participants will receive an FSVP certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA).
The Sanitary Transportation (ST) course will immediately follow the FSVP course. There is only one registration for both courses. The ST 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. At the end of the ST course, participants will meet the training requirements on sanitary transportation of rail and motor vehicle carriers and may receive a certificate from FDA.
Additional information on the FSVP and ST courses as well as directions to the course venue may be found in the brochure.