Free Food Import Seminar – Are You compliant?
Vancouver, BC, Canada – June 5th, 2019 1:30PM to 5PM
Limited seats available
Priority seating will be given to attendees who register for 1.5 day FSVP Training (June 4-5, 2019)
Time and place: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm on June 5th 2019, Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport- Richmond
10720 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1K8, Canada
Hi, my name is Karine Lawrence from Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting. Join me and my event partners to learn from food safety experts about the latest food import regulations in the US and Canada. During this free event, we will discuss FSVP requirements under FSMA and Canadian importer PCP requirements under the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). We will offer guidance and cost-effective solutions on how to comply easily with the food import rules.
Please find full event information below and how to register. I hope to see you there.
Why This Event is Important
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019. As a Canadian food importer, you are responsible for the safety of the food you import into the country. Importers have to meet specific requirements in order to obtain a licence to import food into Canada. They need to have preventive controls, and in most cases, a written preventive control plan. They must also keep traceability records and maintain procedures for handling and investigating complaints and recalls for the food they import.
What is an FSVP? The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began implementing the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) on May 27, 2017. Under FSVP, US importers subject to the rule must verify and document that their foreign suppliers are producing food in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as the preventive controls or produce safety regulations, as appropriate, and to ensure that the supplier’s food is not adulterated and is not misbranded with respect to allergen labeling. The foreign supplier verification program comprises the following components: Foreign Site Compliance Review, Hazard Analysis, Verification Activities, Corrective Actions, Re-assessment and Documentation.
If you are a senior manager working for a food manufacturer, importer or broker, or if you are responsible for FSMA FSVP or SFCR importer programs, then this FREE event is for you. FSVP training will also be offered at the same venue. More details below.
Join us to hear from industry experts and find out what you need to do, why you need to do it and how to comply.
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Registration
Register with our event Chair Karine Lawrence, meet the host and presenters, network with other delegates and grab a seat.
Karine Lawrence, Founder and Principal Consultant of Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting, has worked for the wine and food industry for over 20 years and brings an extensive working knowledge in Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance as well as Quality Management. Karine’s teaching credentials include being a Lead FSPCA instructor (human Food) and Certified SQF Trainer and Consultant. She is also a certified HACCP professional.
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – FSVP Automation in Action – James Flynn – Primority
James Flynn is CTO and Founder of Primority Ltd. He is also a food safety systems expert with more than 25 years experience in implementing food safety compliance and management systems. James will present 3iVerify and show how it is used by more than 30 US food importers to stay legal, with respect to the FDA FSVP rule.
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Using 3i Verify towards FDA compliance – A Case Study -Ketki International
Ketki Mehta, Founder and Consultant of Ketki International LLC brings wide-ranging experience of 18 years in food industry to handle FDA regulatory and compliance issues. She has served and trained may small and big size companies internationally and has interacted with FDA and other international regulatory bodies. She completed her Master of Laws in Food and Agriculture Law from Vermont law School and is a FSPCA lead instructor for FSMA preventive controls and Foreign supplier verification program. As we use 3i Verify to help our clients meet FSMA FSVP requirements, Ketki will present a case study to show you how an importer can use 3i Verify and easily meet FDA requirements affordably.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: How 3i Verify can help with SFCR compliance?
Karine Lawrence will review the key elements of an importer PCP program under the SFCR. She will show you how 3i Verify can be used to perform foreign supplier verification activities, keep traceability records and maintain procedures for handling and investigating complaints and recalls.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Q&A and Networking
Facilitated by Karine Lawrence and Ketki Mehta.
REGISTRATION DETAILS: To register for this free seminar, contact Karine Lawrence from Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting. Attendees who register for FSVP training will get priority seating.
Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Training
$695 CAD (includes lunch, snacks and refreshments, training materials and certificate)
INSTRUCTOR: Ketki Mehta, Lead FSVP Instructor
Ketki Mehta, Founder and Consultant of Ketki International LLC brings wide-ranging experience of 18 years in food industry to handle FDA regulatory and compliance issues. She has served and trained may small and big size companies internationally and has interacted with FDA and other international regulatory bodies. She completed her Master of Laws in Food and Agriculture Law from Vermont law School and is a FSPCA lead instructor for FSMA preventive controls and Foreign supplier verification program.
10720 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1K8, Canada
DATES: July 4 (Full day) and 5th (Morning) – 12 Hours
The Preventive Controls for Foreign Supplier Verification Program regulation is intended to ensure safety of imported food into the United States. The regulation requires importers to verify that food they import into the United States is produced in compliance with the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls and standards for produce safety provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act),
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 taught by FSPCA-trained FSVP Lead Instructors. Participants will receive an official certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) after attending this training program.
The FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA. In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rule does not require you to attend a training program following a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Attending this course, however, will help you understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in your circumstance.
- Determining known or reasonably foreseeable hazards with each imported food.
- Evaluating the risk posed by a food, based on the hazard analysis, and the foreign supplier’s performance.
- Using that evaluation of the risk posed by an imported food and the supplier’s performance to approve suppliers and determine appropriate supplier verification activities.
- Conducting supplier verification activities.
- Conducting corrective actions.
- To understand and comply with the requirements of the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).
- The FSPCA developed training is specifically designed for importers to meet the requirements of the regulation.
- An effective way to implement a risk-based framework in which importers can evaluate potential products and suppliers and ensure that appropriate verification activities occur.
- Understand the purpose of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule.
- Identify what’s needed in your FSVP
- Develop your FSVP
- Implement your FSVP
- Implement a compliant recordkeeping system
- Understand how FDA will oversee your FSVP
- Receive official FSVP course manual
- Receive Certificate of completion
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Importers of human and animal food in the United States
- Facilities that directly import human and animal food
- Foreign Suppliers
- Personnel responsible for the implementation of FSVP
- Food Industry Senior Management
- GFSI Leads (SQFP)
- HACCP Coordinators
- Supply Chain Management Personnel & Purchasing Managers
- Food Plant and Facility Managers
- Risk Management Managers
- Government and Food Regulatory Personnel
- Food Safety and Quality Management Consultants