On May 2017, the FDA mandated their Foreign Supplier Verification Programs or FSVP for importers of international food items for humans and animals. If you’re an importer for these items, we can help guide you through the process of getting approval for your shipments.

We have extensive knowledge and experience dealing with the FDA and we always stay updated with the latest regulations and trends. We have a wide network of connections with transportation companies and warehouse storage units across the US to help you distribute your goods as well.

For all your FSVP compliance needs, visit our contact page to get in touch with us today.

YOUR QUESTIONS

  • Who is going to implement all the required steps under the new FSVP food safety regulation?
  • What does FDA now expect to see in my documents and my products at the time of entry?
  • Under the new FDA FSMA regulations who is considered the supplier and who is the importer?
  • Are all my overseas suppliers required to have a food safety plan?
  • Are all my imported products required to be covered by a food safety plan?
  • What if I change suppliers?
  • Is my company required to be registered with a unique UFI/DUNS code number? Does that include all my facilities?
  • Who is going to plan preventive controls for human food (PCHF)? Preventive control for animal food (PCAF)?
  • Who is a qualified individual? Who is my qualified individual?
  • Who keeps track of all the documents and proof of safety for facilities and products?
  • Is the FDA going to audit my company? How often?

OUR SERVICE IS YOUR SOLUTION

FSVP Agent
If there is no U.S. owner or consignee of an article of food at the time of U.S. entry, the importer is the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner or consignee at the time of entry, as confirmed in a signed statement of consent to serve as the importer under 21 CFR 1.500. KLA may serve as your FSVP Agent or Representative depending on the type of product(s) and associated level of risk.
Compliance Management
By relying on our experts for the technicalities involving compliance all along the supply chain, your focus will remain your company's growth and success. We'll enable you to optimize profits, sustainability, reputation, as well as consumer confidence.
FSVP and Supply Chain
Under our guidance both sourcing and importing of your products will be uninterrupted with no disruption to the supply chain.
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)
Importers in the U.S. are responsible for developing FSVPs to verify the food they import is manufactured in methods equivalent to US food safety standards. KLA Food Safety Specialists can develop or review FSVPs for FDA compliance.
FDA and the FSVP Importer
Our expertise is in interfacing on your behalf with the FDA requesting your food safety compliance at the time of importation. We can either act as the FSVP importer or adviser to the FSVP importer.

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Our Process

When you work with us, we guarantee efficient and professional solutions for your FSVP and other FDA regulations.

  • When you consult with us about FSVP, we’ll look into your company’s needs and goals. Our team will also be available to answer any of your questions about FSVP and other FDA regulations. During this time, we can also give you your company’s regulatory standing.
  • Then we’ll begin the document request process. We’ll get in touch with each of your suppliers to get the necessary paperwork to prove your FSVP compliance.
  • After all the documents have been received, we’ll start the preliminary review to make sure we have everything we need.
  • From there, we’ll come up with the FSVP plan for your items. This plan will ensure that all the imported food items from your suppliers are meeting all the FDA’s domestic standards.
  • Once this is done, your company will be issued the certificate of FSVP compliance. You are free to disseminate this certificate and use it to prove your compliance when dealing with customers.
  • As FDA regulations change over time, your FSVP plans also need to be updated and maintained. This involves re-planning and re-verifying of each food product and supplier on a regular basis.

Call us today for your FSVP compliance and other FDA regulation requirements.

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