On January 10, 2023, the FDA published guidance for industry on the requirements for a foreign supplier verification program (FSVP). in 21 CFR part 1, subpart L, requiring that importers of human or animal food must establish and follow to ensure that each food they import into the United States meets applicable U.S. requirements and is not adulterated or (for human food) misbranded concerning allergen labeling. FDA's guidance documents do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. The document describes the FDA's current thinking. The guidance provides questions and answers to facilitate importers' understanding of the FSVP requirements. The FSVP rule requires importers to perform risk-based FSVP activities that verify that the food is produced in a way that provides the same level of public health protection as section 418 (concerning hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls) or 419 (concerning standards for the safe production and harvesting of certain fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities (RACs) of the FD&C Act); The food is not adulterated; and The human food is not misbranded. @ https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-foreign-supplier-verification-programs-importers-food-humans-and-animals?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for importers of food for humans and animals
Guidance on FSVP Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for industry on the requirements for a foreign supplier verification program (FSVP).