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Proposed Foreign Supplier Verification Rule

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Added by Harshit Choudhary, 08 Oct 2013

Taking place 25 Oct 2013 (Single Day Event)

Harshit Choudhary

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Event Organizer Compliance Online
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Contact Number +1-888-717-2436

Event Category Live Webinar
Event State/City Online
Event Country USA
Cost of Attendance $149.00
Event/Registration URL http://www.complianceonline.com/ecommerce/control/trainingFocus?product_id=703129&channel=am_IFSQN

Event Description

October 25, Friday 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

This webinar on the Foreign Supplier Verification rule, regulating food imports, will explore all 175 pages of the new rule to provide a clear idea of its new standards, criteria, definitions, and limited exemptions.

Why Should You Attend:

The Foreign Supplier Verification rule will place a new burden on importers. Importers of food will be responsible for identifying hazards and conducting various verification activities to ensure the hazards are controlled.

This webinar will discuss standards and record keeping requirements, set by the Foreign Supplier Verification rule, that if not followed could lead to refusal of a shipment or an Import Alert. The rule is incredibly detailed and replaces decades long reliance on ambiguous standards and guidance documents. This training is designed to help importers and foreign suppliers of food and dietary supplements to understand the rule and how to comply to import products once the rule goes into effect.

Learning Objectives:

During this webinar, you will learn:
  • What is a Foreign Supplier Verification Program
  • How does the rule define hazard analysis
  • What verification activities are required under the rule
  • How to determine when the rule applies to the importer, foreign supplier, or customer of the importer
  • How are dietary supplements regulated
  • Other functions and unique aspects of the rule
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
  • The basics of a FSVP Program
  • What is an audit (who can conduct it, frequency, on-site, testing etc.)
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Verification Activities
  • Impact of an outbreak
  • Who bears what responsibility
  • Exemptions
  • Overlap with Preventative Controls and Produce Safety rules
Who will benefit:
  • Food & beverage industry executives
  • Dietary Supplement manufacturers/distributors
  • Food manufacturers/distributors
  • In-House Legal Counsel
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Government Affairs
  • Distributors and manufacturers
  • Customs brokers and Importers
  • FDA/Food & Drug Attorneys
Instructor Profile:


Marc C. Sanchez, represents FDA-regulated companies in the food, dietary supplement, beverage, cosmetic, medical device and drug industries. With a focus on international trade, he advises clients on the regulatory requirements and strategic corporate considerations that affect the importation, distribution and exportation of FDA regulated products. Marc is a frequent national speaker on FDA compliance issues and is considered a leading voice in understanding the Food Safety Modernization Act, which has fundamentally changed food law in the U.S., with interviews and contributions in the Washington Post and Huffington Post.

For the food industry, Marc’s practice includes working with both the FDA and USDA on compliance, recalls, and import matters. His clients rely on his ability to equally balance market opportunity with risk exposure. The result is a philosophy that utilizes a client’s strengths in adapting to regulatory issues and market limitations. Marc’s strategy is to develop smart corporate governance along with regulatory compliance.

Topic Background:

Foreign imports of food and dietary supplements into the US will never be the same. In August the US FDA announced a new rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act regulating imports – the Foreign Supplier Verification rule. FSMA represents the first overhaul of the US food safety net since 1930s and the change to imports is now changing for the first time too.

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