FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs
FSVP Course

Duration: 2 days, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Mississauga/Toronto)

Course Fee: US $595.00
(US $60 FSPCA Certificate fee is included)

Dates Offered                        Duration                               Delivery                      Location

Apr 28-29, 2022                     2 days (Thu/Fri)                   In-Person                    Mississauga, ON Canada

Aug 25-26, 2022                    2 days (Thu/Fri)                   In-Person                     Mississauga, ON Canada

Nov 24-25, 2022                    2 days (Thu/Fri)                   In-Person                     Mississauga, ON Canada

About FSVP Course

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for importers of Food for Humans and Animals is final. The final rule requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. food safety standards. This rule is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which focuses on safe food practices. This course is designed for:

1. U.S-based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP 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.

2. 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.

FSVP 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 two-day course, based on the U.S. FDA-recognized standardized curriculum, will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals”.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An Overview of the Requirements of the FSVP Regulation
  • Hazard Identification and Evaluation
  • Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Suppliers
  • Foreign Supplier Verification
  • Re-evaluation of Foreign Supplier Performance and Food Risk
  • Importer Identification at Entry
  • Importance of Record-keeping System
  • FDA Oversight of Importer Compliance with FSVP

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an official FSPCA certificate.

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 recognized by the U.S. FDA. $60 FSPCA certificate fee is included.

The training classes are held in the GTA area near Dixie Road and Hwy 401 in Mississauga just next to Toronto and Brampton, Ontario. View map

If you wish to take this course, but cannot attend in person, please contact us.