The Microbiological Environmental Monitoring Program course is designed to meet the USDA HACCP and FDA HACCP and FSMA requirements for environmental pathogens controls. It has also been expanded to cover CORONAVIRUS control program for food processing establishments to meet compliance with CDC and OSHA requirements.

Online FSVP Training Options – No travel – Weekend Classes can be arranged

Option One

2 Days on ZOOM Platform. Lead Instructor and participants see and interact in real time online.

Upcoming Classes

November 26, 2020 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
November 27, 2020 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST

December 28, 2020 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
December 29, 2020 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – PST


Virtual Live PST January 14 and 15, 2021
Chicago, IL March 15 and 16, 2021 (onsite)
Virtual Live EDT April 1 and 2, 2021
Los Angeles, CA April 15 and 16, 2021 (onsite)
Virtual Live PDT June 3 and 4, 2021
Virtual Live PDT July 15 and 16, 2021
Los Angeles, CA September 23 and 24, 2021 (onsite)
Virtual Live EDT October 28 and 29, 2021
Virtual Live MDT December 16 and 17, 2021

This course is a training curriculum that will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation. This curriculum was designed by regulatory, academic, and industry professionals and was developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA.

Importers covered by the FSVP regulation must put in place foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) to verify that their foreign suppliers are producing food using processes and procedures that provide the same level of public health protection as those required under the preventive controls (for human or animal food) or produce safety regulations, as appropriate, and to ensure that the supplier’s food is not adulterated and is not misbranded with respect to allergen
labeling (21 CFR 1.502(a)).

Who Is Covered by the FSVP Rule?
The FSVP importer is the U.S. owner or consignee of the food offered for import (i.e., owns the food, has purchased it, or has agreed in writing to purchase it at the time of U.S. entry). If there is no U.S.
owner or consignee at time of entry, the FSVP importer is the U.S. agent/representative of the foreign owner/consignee, as confirmed in a signed statement of consent. The key is that there be a FSVP
importer in the United States who takes responsibility for meeting the FSVP requirements.

Day One
Sign-in
Preface: Overview and Agenda for Participant Course
Chapter 1: Content: FSMA an FSVP
Chapter 2: Setting the Stage: Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process &
Exercise
Chapter 3: Importer Identification
Lunch (12:00 to 1:00 P.M.)
Overview of Requirements & Exercise
Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session
Chapter 4: Hazard Analysis & Exercise
Questions/Expectations for Day Two
Adjourn
Day 2
Sign-in, Questions from Previous Day
Chapter 5: Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 6: Foreign Supplier Verification
Chapter 7: Reevaluation of Foreign Supplier Performance
Lunch (2:00 to 1:00 P.M.)
Chapter 9: Importance of Records & Exercise
Chapter 10: FDA Oversight
Appendix 4: Dietary Supplements (optional)
Final Questions, Certificates, Course Evaluation and Close
Agenda for the Course

Registration

Option Two

Blended Course:
Only one day on ZOOM platform after finishing the self-paced online course

Upon completion of Part 1: Online, you will receive an Enrollment Ticket for Part 2: Instructor-Led course and a Completion Email. Present either the Enrollment Ticket or Completion Email to your Part 2 FSVP Lead Instructor. You will not be able to attend the Part 2: Instructor-Led course without providing evidence of Part 1: Online course completion.

Upcoming Classes

December 10, 2020 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
January 22, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
February 12, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
March 12, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
April 23, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
May 21, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
June 25, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
July 23, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
August 27, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
September 30, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
October 29, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
November 17, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST
December 17, 2021 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. – PST

Link to Registration for Part 2

This course is a training curriculum that will provide participants with an understanding of the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation. This curriculum was designed by regulatory, academic, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA.
This FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Blended Course was developed by FSPCA – a public private partnership of university, industry, and government representatives. The course is based on version 1.1 (2017 edition) of the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs course.
It is strongly recommended that you use the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verifications Programs Participant Manual (V1.1) while completing the Part 1: Online course. You can access a free .PDF version. Please be advised that the free .PDF version is 504 pages if you intend to print it yourself. You can order a hard copy for $30 from the FSPCA Bookstore.

Importers covered by the FSVP regulation must put in place foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) to verify that their foreign suppliers are producing food using processes and procedures that provide the same level of public health protection as those required under the preventive controls (for human or animal food) or produce safety regulations, as appropriate, and to ensure that the supplier’s food is not adulterated and is not misbranded with respect to allergen
labeling (21 CFR 1.502(a)).

Who Is Covered by the FSVP Rule?
The FSVP importer is the U.S. owner or consignee of the food offered for import (i.e., owns the food, has purchased it, or has agreed in writing to purchase it at the time of U.S. entry). If there is no U.S.
owner or consignee at time of entry, the FSVP importer is the U.S. agent/representative of the foreign owner/consignee, as confirmed in a signed statement of consent. The key is that there be a FSVP
importer in the United States who takes responsibility for meeting the FSVP requirements.

Part 1: self-paced part
Chapter 1: Content: FSMA and FSVP
Chapter 2: Setting the Stage: Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process
Chapter 3: Importer Identification
Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session
Chapter 4: Hazard Analysis & Exercise
Chapter 5: Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 6: Foreign Supplier Verification
Chapter 7: Reevaluation of Foreign Supplier Performance
Chapter 9: Importance of Records & Exercise
Chapter 10: FDA Oversight
Agenda for the Course

Link to Free Manual

Link to Purchase the Manual

ZOOM Tutorials

Please visit Frequently Asked Questions Page and also call the Lead Instructor, Alex Kashef, anytime at 310-694-1544 or email him at
alexkashef@geosda.com for any questions.

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