Course Overview

The   Course:

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) regulationAttendance will help participants to understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in his/her particular circumstances.

The course is taught by Dr. Willete Crawford, a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs course, who also assisted in the development of this regulation, during her time at the FDA.

The   Regulation 

The FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices.

Who Should Attend?

U.S.‐based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner.

Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.

Meet The Instructor

Dr.   Willette   M.   Crawford

is a leading food microbiologist with over 14 years of experience in food safety that spans both regulatory and industry issues in the primary production and processing arenas. She served as a technical adviser and subject matter expert for the U.S. FDA’s FSMA regulations and international standards, and provided policy and technical support in FDA’s response to foodborne illness outbreaks, recalls, investigations, and import issues. Dr. Crawford is a proven leader in the fresh produce industry, with experience across the entire supply chain, and has held leadership positions for leading companies such as Chiquita Brands International and Green Giant Fresh.

Dr. Crawford has worked in various research disciplines addressing different areas of public and environmental health and has presented her food safety and food defense research internationally as a guest lecturer and at professional meetings and conferences. Her work has included research with the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), US Dept. of Energy plant pathology research, collaboration with USDA on Listeria monocytogenes in ready to eat foods, and the creation of a Food Defense and Bioterrorism Simulation training tool for public health agencies and the food industry to assess the public health and economic impacts of intentional attacks on the nation’s food supply.

Dr. Crawford is an active member of several industry organizations and serves on various committees such as United Fresh Produce Association’s Food Safety and Technology Council and the International Association for Food Protection’s Fruit and Vegetable PDG. She has authored and reviewed numerous industry and regulatory guidance documents, food safety and microbiology book chapters, and regulatory reports. Additionally she provided instruction for the Institute of Food Technologists Certified Food Scientist Global Certification and serves as a Lead Instructor for the FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual & FSVP training.

Course Agenda

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Day 1:
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
 7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 AM Preface
Chapter 1: FSMA & FSVP context
10:00 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break & Networking
10:30 – 12:00 PM Chapter 2: Building the Foundation for the FSVP
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Sponsored by AEMTEK
1:00 – 2:45 PM Chapter 3: Requirements overview
2:45 – 3:15 PM Afternoon Refreshments
3:15 – 5:00 PM Preventive Controls & Produce Safety Session
Day 2:
Thursday May 23rd, 2019
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 AM Hazard Analysis
Foreign Supplier Evaluation & Approval
10:00 – 10:15 AM Coffee Break & Networking
10: 15 – 12:00 PM Foreign Supplier Verification
Foreign Supplier Performance Reevaluation
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Sponsored by AEMTEK 
 1:00 – 3:00 PM Importer Identification
3:00 – 3:15 PM Afternoon Refreshments
3:15 – 5:00 PM FDA Oversight

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Date(s) - May 22 - May 23
8:00 am - 5:00 pm



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