FSVP

May 30th 2017 saw the introduction of the new Foreign Supplier Verification Program, known as FSVP. Now US importers will have to ensure that their foreign suppliers are controlling the important food safety hazards associated with the food. When factory records are checked the reader must be able to understand the language in which they are written. (Which makes a lot of sense). Jason and Emily have developed a checklist that will enable them to effectively ascertain if the factories are complying with the FSMA requirements and effectively controlling the hazards of concern. This checklist along the arrangement of the translation of important documents to English will enable the importer to make an informed decision about the ability of suppliers. With oversight by the US FDA, this new program will encourage best practice in the industry, and increase the transparency of the food chain.