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Sandy, Utah

UNPA presents FSVP training: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Course for Foods and Dietary Supplements

Event Start Date: 2/28/2018

Event End Date: 3/1/2018

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Cost per place: $1,095.00

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Course for Foods and Dietary Supplements

Feb. 28, 2018 - March 1, 2018 (two-day course)

Do you import ingredients?

This course is designed to help participants understand the role of food importers under the new Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Foods covered under the new rule include dietary ingredients, raw materials used in dietary supplements and natural products marketed with a Nutrition Facts panel as a food product.

The training covers the FSVP requirements for dietary supplements, including for raw materials distributors, manufacturers/processors importing components, and for those importing finished products from foreign suppliers.

Many importers are already outside of compliance with this law!

This regulation imposes sweeping new changes on food importers and requires the review and assessment of the food safety practices of foreign suppliers and their compliance history. Foreign suppliers must be approved by importers pursuant to a written program before sourcing. FDA’s regulation also requires new information to be submitted for customs entries: the FSVP importer—the person responsible for FSVP compliance—must now be declared for each importation of FDA-regulated food (including dietary supplements) unless exempt.

This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the FSVP regulation. including:

  • Determining known or reasonably foreseeable hazards with each food imported
  • Evaluating the risk posed by the food (based on a hazard analysis and foreign supplier’s performance)
  • Using that evaluation to approve suppliers
  • Conducting supplier verification activities
  • Maintaining documents that are required to demonstrate compliance with the regulation.
Who or what falls under the FSVP requirement?
For the purposes of FSVP, an importer is the U.S. owner or consignee of a food offered for import into the United States. If there is no U.S. owner or consignee, the importer is the U.S. agency or representative of the foreign owner of consignee at the time of entry, as confirmed in a signed statement of consent. See Am I Subject to FSVP? for more information.

About the course
This UNPA 2-day FSVP training course is designed to explain the FSVP rule and the requirements, including hazard analysis, evaluation and approval of a foreign supplier, importer identification, records and FDA oversight. The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) developed this course in consultation with FDA, and therefore training is consistent with the intent of the rule. The rule states a “qualified individual” must perform your FSVP activities. This training is one way to meet the requirement.
At the end of this training program,
participants will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose of FSVP requirements
  • Define an FSVP importer and a foreign supplier
  • Describe the substances subject to and exempt from FSVP requirements
  • Describe the FSVP requirements (standard and modified) and to whom they apply
  • Discuss the importance of early communication between importers, foreign suppliers and others in the supply chain in meeting FSVP requirements
  • Understand the requirements for dietary supplements

Food Safely Preventative Controls AllianceThis course meets FDA’s FSVP training requirements. Participants will receive an official FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Program certificate issued after attending this training program.


UNPA Members and MOU Partners: $895
Regular Price: $1,095

Seating is limited to 30 attendees.

Course Materials 
All course manuals will be provided.

Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus
Miller Professional Development Center Building, Room 105
9750 S. 300 W, Rm. 105
Sandy, UT 84070

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UNPA’s FSVP Qualified Individual Workshop Agenda
Sandy, Utah
Feb. 28, 2018 - March 1, 2018

Wednesday, February 28

8:00am - 5:00pm
Continental breakfast

Welcome & Introductions

Chapter 1: Context: FSMA and FSVP

Chapter 2: Setting the Stage : Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process

Chapter 3: Overview of Requirements

Recap: Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session

Chapter 4: Hazard Analysis

Thursday, March 1

8:00am - 5:00pm
Continental breakfast

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: Records

Chapter 10: FDA Oversight


FSVP Faculty*

Larisa Pavlick joins UNPA with 20 years of combined experience working within the dietary supplement industry, plus nearly eight years as an investigator at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Through robust scientific research and collaboration with her mentors, she has assisted in the formulation of products designed to support the negative effects of nutritional deficiencies, stress, aging and more. During her career, Larisa has dedicated herself to helping ensure consumers receive the benefits of safe and ethical vitamins, minerals, botanicals and other dietary supplement products.


Kathy Gombas is currently a member of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Steering Committee and co-chair for the International Subcommittee working on industry training, outreach, and technical assistance programs for food companies worldwide. Formerly Kathy was the Senior Advisor for FSMA Implementation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).  While at CFSAN, Kathy supported the Agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation efforts including the Preventive Controls Regulator Training and launch of FDA’s FSMA Technical Assistance Network for industry.


* Larisa Pavlick is UNPA’s lead PCQI instructor. Other instructors will train with Larisa depending on class size.



Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus

Miller Professional Development Center Building, Room 105

9750 S. 300 W, Rm. 105

Sandy, UT 84070



Hilton Garden Inn 

277 West Sego Lily Dr., Sandy UT 84070 


Residence Inn by Marriott

270 W. 10000 S., Sandy UT 84070 



Hampton Inn

10690 S. Holiday Park Dr., Sandy UT 84070 



Courtyard by Marriott

10701 S. Holiday Park Dr., Sandy UT 84070 



Fairfield Inn (Marriott) 

12117 S. State St., Draper UT 84020 



Springhill Suites by Marriott

12111 State St., Draper, UT 84020 




There is also an extended stay option: 


Hyatt House Salt Lake City / Sandy 

9685 South Monroe Street, Sandy, UT 84070 




Salt Lake International is about 18 miles away.

Provo Municipal Airport is about 32 miles away. 


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