FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Program) Requirements
The FDA's FSVP Final Rule for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals is now fully in force for all relevant food imports..
This means that foreign suppliers of human and animal foods that export food to the USA need to produce foods "in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards". Our expert team can help ensure your product is approved for entry into the USA and deal with FDA detention and rejection issues.
We believe it is critical to have PCQI's (Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals) who understand both food safety (for the relevant food categories imported) AND who have multi-lingual capabilities to communicate with, and assess, the food safety systems of foreign suppliers. This is the most cost effective way to comply with US FDA requirements without the need for expensive translations and duplication of documents by the foreign supplier.
Why Choose Us?
US Import Agent, Inc. is the only US based FSVP Agent who can offer a combination of cost effective, cloud based, multi-lingual PCQI food safety experts.
|Foreign Supplier FSVP Requirements||How US Import Agent Helps|
|The foreign supplier must be correctly registered with FDA.||We take care to register you correctly with FDA for the Food Categories you import into the USA. This prevents detention and denial of entry.|
|The foreign supplier must have a US based 'FSVP' importer or consignee responsible for the import of foods into the USA.||We become your 'FSVP' Importer and take care of any enquiries, FDA inspections and FDA detentions.|
|The foreign supplier must be approved for import into the USA by a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual).||Our Multi-Lingual PCQI team develop an FSVP for each of your foreign suppliers and foods imported from them. This is then available for inspection by FDA at our premises.|