FDA Issues a Report on FSVP Violations
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found approximately 300 violations of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program during the 2018 inspections. The bulk of the violations were for failure to develop a FSVP program.
If your U.S. buyers need assistance developing an FSVP program, please refer them to the “Food Safety Plan Builder” to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This step-by-step program guides users through questions that create a food safety plan for their company. This can be used to present to the FDA upon inspection. The website also includes a tutorial video on how to use the program.