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Homewood Suites - Denver International Airport 
4210 Airport Way
Denver, CO 80239

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Alicia Turner 
FSMA International, LLC 
(303) 593-2757 

Soterian Systems is now FSMA International!


2-Day Workshop

June 2-3, 2020

Denver, Colorado


FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) 

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This 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. This course is designed for:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
The FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from the FDA as part of the FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance). Attending this course will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your particular circumstance.

Included with Registration:

  • 2-day Workshop presented by Nancy Scharlach (certificate #7e62ff08), a Lead Instructor trained by FSPCA who has been instructed on how to teach the FDA-recognized standard curriculum. 
  • FSPCA Course Participant Manual
  • FSPCA Course Exercise Workbook
  • FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs certificate issued by AFDO
  • Soft Drinks, Coffee, Water
  • For room rates, please contact the Homewood Suites at (303) 371-4555. 

An outline of the FSPCA curriculum for FSMA FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION PROGRAMS is described in the agenda as follows:
Chapter 1: Context: FSMA and FSVP
Chapter 2: Setting the Stage: Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process
Chapter 3: Overview of Requirements
PCPS Session: Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session
Chapter 4: Hazard Analysis
Chapter 5: Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 6: Foreign Supplier Verification
Chapter 7: Reevaluation of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 8: Importer Identification
Chapter 9: Importance of Records
Chapter 10: FDA Oversight

Payments and Discounts:   

  • Payment of $895 is due in full at the time of registration
  • Early Bird Special: $100 off until May 16th!

Substitutions:  You may substitute another person if you are unable to attend the class.  Please notify us at least two days prior to the start of your scheduled class.

Rescheduling Policy:  You may reschedule 15 days before your class date at no charge.  If you would like to reschedule 14 days or less prior to your class date, there will be a $50 rescheduling fee.

Cancellations and Refunds:

  • Cancellations made 30 days or more before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made between 15 and 29 days before the scheduled class date will receive an 85% refund.
  • Cancellations within 15 days of the scheduled class date will not receive a refund.
  • Any cancellations that affect the group discount rates will be refunded according to both the discount and cancellation policies.
  • FSMA International, LLC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course with at least one week’s notice to the customer. Should the course be canceled or rescheduled, customers have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.  FSMA International's liability is limited to the course fee less any applied discounts.