Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

About the Course

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the USA has been produced in a manner that meets applicable USA food safety standards. 

BQUALI offers the FSVP course aimed at  the USA Food Importers as well as the companies that export food to the USA in order to provide participants with an understanding of the requirements of the FSMA FSVP rule for importers of food for humans and animals.  This course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and was designed to help you understand how to meet the FSVP requirements. 

This course is designed for:
  • U.S-based importers who meet the definition of "importer" in the Foreign Supplier Verification Program rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner.
  • Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.

Course Description

The FSVP course curriculum was designed by regulatory, academic, and industry professionals and developed in consultation with FDA as part of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. FDA. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the underlying purpose of FSVP rule
  • Identify what's needed to be included in your FSVP
  • Develop and implement your FSVP
  • Implement an FSVP recordkeeping system
  • Understand how FDA will oversee your FSVP

The course is taught by Lead Instructor trained by the FSPCA. Upon attending the entire training program, you will receive an official certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

Who should attend

  • Importers of human and animal food in the U.S.
  • Brokers/Import Agents
  • Facilities that directly import food to the U.S
  • Personnel responsible for the development and implementation of FSVP
  • Food Safety Personnel/Consultant/Auditors
  • Foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S.


The course fee listed includes Participant Manual, Exercise Workbook, and an official FSVP certificate issued by AFDO. 

Location: Live-Virtual

Ticket: Starting from$ 400 USD



  • May 4-5, 2020
  • June 16-17, 2020
  • July 29-30, 2020
  • August 26-27, 2020
  • September 24-25, 2020