• Qualified Individuals for Food Importers

  • Qualified Individuals for Food Importers

  • Qualified Individuals for Food Importers

FSMA International offers a subscription-based pricing model and acts as your Qualified Individual of Record, a requirement under the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule. Your subscription pricing is based on volume of foreign suppliers and selected payment plan (Monthly/Quarterly/Annually).

For a customized quote, please call 303.593.2757

Our FSVP Services

First to Market with FSVP Qualified Individual Services (Formerly FSVP Partners, Inc.)

5 Steps to FSVP Compliance

We are the premier leader in FSVP Qualified Individual services. Our company was formerly known as FSVP Partners Inc., but in order to encompass more offerings, we changed the company to FSMA International. We specialize in the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) subpart of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). We represent FSVP Importers of Record as their ‘Qualified Individual’ developing and performing FSVP activities as mandated by law. Our subscription model pricing ensures that our customers can appropriately budget for this expense, and in most cases, is substantially less than hiring a full-time employee or an hourly consultant.

Our staff has over 75 years of global food industry experience working with foreign manufacturers and growers. We are certified trainers in HACCP, Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs; Consultants in SQF, BRC, and IFS; and subject matter experts in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Our work experience and credentials give us the qualifications necessary to serve as your Qualified Individual for all elements required by the rule.

Background of FSVP Rule:
The Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Rule was published on November 27, 2015.  Its primary objective was to give Food Importers the added responsibility of ensuring the food they import into the United States is safe.  Food from foreign suppliers must meet the same level of food safety standards as food made in the USA.  Importers must identify an FSVP Importer who is now the entity or person the FDA will hold legally and financially responsible for complying with the FSVP rule.  The rule allows the FSVP Importers to identify Qualified Individuals who have the education, experience, and training necessary to carry out all FSVP requirements.  The FDA will be doing thorough unannounced audits of all FSVP Importers as of May of 2017.

Our standard services as part of your subscription include:

Initial Foreign Supplier Evaluation

  • Hazard Analysis Review
  • Food Safety Performance Scorecard
  • FSMA Compliance Assessment
  • Approval of Supplier
  • Develop Written Procedures
  • Establish Verification Activities

Ongoing Verification of your Foreign Suppliers

  • Review 3rd Party Audits, COAs, Test Results, etc.
  • Import Alert Evaluation
  • Recall Notification
  • Corrective Actions
  • Reanalysis of Food Safety Plan

Additional Services We Offer:

  • Crisis Representation for FDA Audits
  • Recalls
  • Import Quarantines, etc.
  • Emergency Supplier Assessment and Approval
  • Translation into English
  • On-Site Domestic Audits
  • On-Site International Audits
  • Private or Public FSVP Training
  • Private or Public Preventive Controls for Human Food Training
  • Private or Public Preventive Controls for Animal Food Training