The FSVP regulation requires importers to perform certain risk-based activities to verify that the human and/or animal food they import into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets U.S. food safety standards.
FDA is sending the first warning letters to companies that do not comply with the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations. Companies receiving the warning letters will have 15 days to respond to FDA.
FDA notified a Washington importer for failure to have FSVP documentation for several imported food products. FDA’s inspection revealed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP regulations and resulted in the issuance of an FDA Form 483a.
All importers are required to verify that their foreign suppliers of food and feed products comply with applicable FDA safety standards.