Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/21/2014 -- The FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) provides greater oversight into the products coming into the US to ensure that importers would be required to perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as that required of domestic food producers.
Jennifer Brusco, TraceGains’ Marketing Specialist discussed the seven components that must happen for a successful Foreign Supplier Verification Program in the current company blog. Brusco noted that importers are expected to review the compliance history of their foreign supplier and identify any compliance issues. Elements of the review should include FDA warning letters, import alerts, and requirements for certification.
Brusco explained, “Importers need to analyze the hazards associated with each food they import, including the likelihood and severity of the hazard if it were to occur. Importers must provide sufficient assurances through verification activities that potential hazards are actively identified, controlled, and monitored. Verification activities may include on-site audits, periodic sampling, and review of foreign supplier documentation.”
To read the entire blog, go to: http://www.tracegains.com/blog/7-essential-components-for-a-successful-foreign-supplier-verification-program.
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