Importer Regulatory Compliance and Fundamental Food Safety Training
Taking place in advance of AFFI-CON 2023, this workshop is designed to help train importers and their foreign manufacturers serving the United States on the market’s regulatory and food safety requirements.
Training is essential for importers and their foreign manufacturers to understand the foundational elements of ensuring a robust food safety program and regulatory obligations in the United States. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is transforming the U.S. food safety system into one that is based on the prevention of foodborne illnesses. The intent of FSMA is to ensure the food industry systematically puts in place measures proven effective in preventing contamination.
Importers of frozen fruits and vegetables into the United States need to be well versed in the liability they assume with import transactions and FSMA compliance requirements: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule, Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), Prior Notice Rule, Sanitary Transportation of Human Food Rule and Intentional Adulteration Rule.
This pre-conference workshop course is being offered for $250 for registered attendees of AFFI-CON 2023 and $795 for those not registered for AFFI-CON. The event will include an assessment survey of that will be sent to registered attendees in early February 2023 to gauge base knowledge levels. The course will cover:
- Fundamentals of food hygiene and food safety – foundation of a strong food safety program
- Essential elements of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule – What every importer needs to know about GMPs and Preventive Controls.
- Essentials of FSVP: Identifying and Training Your Qualified Individual, Deciding How Your Program Works, Conducting Your Verification Activities and Approving Your Suppliers and Maintain Your Program
- Obligations of the Prior Notice Rule for Importers
- Sanitary Transportation of Human Foods
- Intentional Adulteration Rule and Food Fraud