Elevating Food Safety: Our FSVP Import Agent is your Gateway to Global Food Markets

Our FSVP Agent will help your food facilities comply with FDA regulations and be ready for an FDA inspection. Our Food Safety Regulatory Specialists have everything needed to help you navigate FDA food safety regulations, respond to FDA enforcement actions, and achieve compliance. We provide services for manufacturers, exporters, foreign importers, and food, beverages, and dietary supplement suppliers.

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FSVP Program (Technical Requirements)

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) is a critical component of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to ensure the safety of imported food products. It places the responsibility on importers to verify that their foreign suppliers meet U.S. food safety standards. It's a safety net to protect American consumers from potentially harmful products. The technical requirements of FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Programs) for importing goods into the United States include:

Supplier Verification

Importers must verify that their foreign suppliers produce food using processes and procedures that meet U.S. safety standards.

Hazard Analysis

Importers must analyze the hazards associated with each food product they import. This includes evaluating biological, chemical, physical, and radiological hazards.

Supplier Review

Importers must conduct an evaluation of their foreign supplier’s performance and the risk posed by the food.

Corrective Actions

If hazards are identified, importers must take corrective actions to ensure the food is not adulterated or misbranded and, if applicable, take appropriate action to prevent recurrence.


Importers are required to reassess the risk posed by each foreign supplier at least every three years, or when there is a significant change in the supplier’s production process or in the importer’s own procedures.

Record Keeping

Importers must maintain records documenting their compliance with FSVP requirements. These records should be readily available for inspection by the FDA.

Qualified Individuals

Importers must ensure that individuals who develop and perform the FSVP are qualified to do so, including receiving appropriate training.

Importer ID

Importers must provide specific information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when filing entries for the food, including their DUNS number, which identifies them as the importer of record.

VQIP Program

Importers can also participate in VQIP, a voluntary fee-based program that provides expedited review and importation of human and animal foods into the United States.

Who Needs an FSVP Agent?

If your business imports food products into the United States, you likely need an FSVP Agent. This requirement applies to a wide range of companies, including:

  • Food Manufacturers: If you manufacture food products abroad and want to sell them in the U.S., you must comply with FSVP regulations.
  • Distributors and Retailers: If you’re not directly involved in food production if you import food items for distribution or sale, FSVP compliance is essential.
  • Restaurateurs: If you import food ingredients or products for your restaurant, you are considered an importer and must meet FSVP requirements.

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Our FSVP agents are your assurance of culinary excellence in the global marketplace. Trust us to safeguard your brand's reputation while unlocking international flavors.

🛡️ Strategic Safety Partners

With us as your strategic safety partner, we ensure imported treasures meet and exceed the rigorous FDA standards. We protect your business from safety vulnerabilities, allowing your products to shine.

Benefits of using our FSVP Agent service

🚀 Global Culinary Exploration

Delve into the world of global food importing without hesitation. Our dedicated FSVP agents navigate and monitor regulations, guaranteeing a worry-free journey filled with international culinary delights.

🌐 Seamless Global Integration

We are the seamless bridge connecting international suppliers to your esteemed company, ensuring a smooth and secure entry into the U.S. market.

📜 Streamlined Compliance

As you focus on culinary innovation, we navigate the complex compliance landscape. Let us expertly manage the paperwork, audits, and records to keep your culinary vision uninterrupted.


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- David Sorley (Directory of Sales International, Goddess Garden Organics)
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if you're importing or planning to import food into the United States, having a compliant FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Program) is not optional. It's a mandatory requirement under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Failure to meet these requirements can result in severe penalties, such as import refusal, receiving warning letters, or being placed on an import alert list. So, ensuring your FSVP is in line with the regulations is essential to avoid these consequences.

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