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Step 1
The process control qualified individual (PCQI) does an initial evaluation of the type of foreign supplier to establish FSMA requirements and collect the documents needed to create the FSVP plan.
Step 2
The PCQI identifies hazards for each type of food, performs a risk analysis and determine appropriate controls that must be performed by the foreign supplier.
Step 3
Based on the foreign supplier documentation (HACCP, FSMA FSP, records) the qualified individual determines if the supplier is approved or corrective actions are needed. Also establishes the frequency of specific verifications activities to be performed throughout the year.
Step 4
Ongoing verification activities and records review are performed throughout the year to ensure the identified hazards are controlled. Records must be kept at least 2 years.
Step 5
The foreign supplier is reevaluated every three years or sooner if theres is new information on the hazards or if the product or supplier processes change.
We pride ourselves on delivering results on average five times faster than the industry standard. Our experience with all aspects of importation, including FSVP development will get your product into the US marketplace, in the most efficient way.

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What is an FSVP and why do you need it?
Before importation of food into the US, all import businesses are required to verify their foreign supplier's food production operations offer the same level of public health protection as the preventive controls requirements in the FSMA rule, and ensure the food products are safe for U.S. consumers.

This requirement is described in the federal regulation 21 CFR Subpart L and is called Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). The importer, U.S. owner or consignee of the food offered for import, is the responsible person to develop and maintain the FSVP for each food product and supplier.
The FSVP must be developed by a qualified individual trained to perform the verification activities. Thanks to our experience in FDA compliance and our team of Preventive Control Qualified Individuals (PCQI's), we will be able to assist you with all FSMA and FSVP compliance issues.
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Which products need an FSVP?
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program requirements apply to all food imported or offered for import into the United States and to the importers of such food, with certain exceptions and modified requirements.
Which imported foods require FSVP?
  • Baby Food Products including Infant Formula
  • Bakery Products, Dough Mixes or Icings
  • Beverage Bases
  • Candy and Chewing Gum
  • Cereal Preparations, Breakfast Foods, Quick / Instant Cereals
  • Cheese and Cheese Products: Soft, Ripened Cheese
  • Chocolate and Cocoa Products
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Dietary Conventional Foods, Meal Replacements, Medical Foods
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Dressing and Condiments
  • Additives, Color Additives, or Other Ingredients (GRAS) Used for Processing
  • Food Sweeteners
  • Fruit and Fruit Products
  • Gelatin, Rennet, Pudding Mixes, or Pie Fillings
  • Ice Cream and Related Products
  • Imitation Milk Products
  • Macaroni or Noodle Products
  • Meat, Meat Products and Poultry (FDA Regulated)
  • Milk, Butter, or Dried Milk Products
  • Multiple Food Dinners, Gravies, Sauces and Specialties
  • Nut / Edible Seed Products
  • Prepared Salad Products
  • Shell Egg and Egg Products
  • Snack Food Items
  • Soft Drinks and Waters
  • Spices, Flavors and Salts
  • Soups
  • Vegetables and Vegetable Products
  • Whole Grains, Milled Grain Products (Flours) or Starch
  • Foods for Animal Consumption
  • Others, please contact us for review.
What importation activities require a modified FSVP?
  • Importation of foods that cannot be consumed without the hazards being controlled (e.g. cocoa and coffee beans).
  • Importation of dietary supplements and components that will be subject to certain provisions of the dietary supplement Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation (CGMPs)
  • Importation by a very small importer averaging less than $1 million per year of sales of human food during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year.
  • Importation of certain food from a foreign supplier that the FDA has officially recognized as comparable or equivalent to that of the United States (Australia, Canada, and New Zealand); if compliant.
What food products are exempt from FSVP?
  • Juice, fish, seafood, and certain ingredients for use in juice and fish and seafood products subject to the HACCP regulations (21 CFR part 120 or 123).
  • Low-acid canned foods (LACF) and certain ingredients for use in LACF products, but only with respect to microbiological hazards covered by FDA's low acid canned food requirements in 21 CFR part 113.
  • Certain alcoholic beverages, meat, poultry, and egg products.
  • Food imported for research or evaluation
  • Food imported for personal consumption
  • Food transshipped through the US or imported for processing and future export.
  • Food processed, raised, or grown in the US, exported, and returned to the US without further processing.
Our group comprises of food safety specialists, researchers and food industry professionals ready to help your business grow.
If you choose us as a partner, we will guarantee you will comply with any FDA requirement. We have a 100% success rate of approval in every plan we deliver, always.
Working with us will spare you much required time and money while accessing a large number of industry specialists.
Why you should work with SafeCheck
Restaurants & Hotels
We were born and raised in the restaurant industry. Our management team has over 100 years of collective experience managing restaurants and hotels F&B. We know exactly how to navigate all of the DOH and retail HACCP requirements.
Meat Processing
In dealing with USDA requirements, the meat processing industry comes with its own set of challenges. We have written over 100 plans for the meat processing sector and know exactly what it takes to get certified in this area.
Food Production
We can assist you with all aspects of food production safety. Whether it's passing a GFSI audit or meeting with an important customer to explain your food safety management system, we can help. We work with some of the largest food manufacturers all over the world.
Fish & Seafood
Most of our science team come from the marine biology sector, so needless to say we love all things related to marine science! Our experienced team can help you with all aspects of fish processing, importation and distribution. From cod to caviar, we can assist you with all of your seafood processing requirements.
Supermarkets & Stores
The retail sector is changing. Today, over 65% of the revenue is controlled by GFSI compliant retailers and food handlers, making it a basic requirement to compete in today's market. We make SQF, BRC, FSSC, IFS, BAP audits simple to pass - and guaranteed. Gone are the days where you are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars in software and consultants to become and remain compliant.
Agriculture
GS1 and USDA compliance is often complicated. We believe compliance in the agriculture industry should be straightforward and accessible, which is why we created the world's simplest compliance system. Our team of experts will help you at every step of your system's creation and our software will make ongoing compliance a breeze.
FMCG Packaging
We get logistics, it's all about efficiency. We strive to make plans that are simple to follow and easy to understand for all of your employees. We have a strong background built through years of experience working with all types of packaging clients, from direct food contact to labeling. Often, the requirements can be misinterpreted, resulting in overly complex plans.
Logistics / Cold Chains
If you are looking to enter the food logistics industry, a solid HACCP plan should be one of your first steps. We have over a decade of experience creating HACCP plans for different sectors of the food logistics industry. From simple HACCP plans to complex GFSI and GS1 traceability systems, we can help.
Fermented Foods
From Kombucha to Koji, we have written all types of fermentation plans, supported by our team's experience working with fermentation processes and machinery design. We have advised some of the leading authors and fermentation equipment manufacturers on their food safety requirements and FDA regulations.
Bakeries & Pastry
We continue to work with some of the world's leading bakeries. From basic bread production to complex pastry manufacturing, we have seen it all. We can assist you with every step of your bakery and production processes.
Cannabis & Edibles
The Cannabis industry has strict regulatory compliance requirements of a dynamic nature in a constantly evolving landscape. Staying on top of those requirements, including any new developments, is crucial to maintaining your license to operate.
Import & Export
Rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) can be difficult to interpret. We have vast experience in dealing with everything from simple FDA registration to complex supplier auditing systems.
Warehouse
We understand your business is all about efficiency and we strive to make plans simple to follow as well as easy to understand for your employees. With years of experience working with all types of warehousing operations, we know how to keep it simple and still satisfy your auditors.
Vacuum Packaging
Reduced oxygen packaging is a great way to increase shelf life and preserve the quality of your food products. We have worked with thousands of restaurants, butcher shops and food service companies to develop their ROP HACCP plans and variance applications.
We work with every industry
We assist every business across the supply chain — from small scale boutique producers to large scale multinational companies.
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We have a dedicated and experienced food safety team of experts who create and implement food certification projects for our clients.

All of our experts are scientists with postgraduate degrees in their respective fields.

Benjamin Côte
Co-Founder
More than 20 years of experience working with Food Safety with an extensive knowledge of 3rd party audits, HACCP, GMP, FDA, USDA.
Sofia M. Wikander
Co-Founder
Over 11 years of experience as QA Manager through multiple companies, helping them achieve SQF program compliance.
Ronald Wigington
Food Safety Consutlant
Experience with leading and managing QA teams with an oversight in operations at +22 facilities simultaneously for over 12 years.
Jennifer Medina
Food Safety Consultant
Experience with Food Safety Program implementation since 2003, focused on SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000, Global G.A.P., Primus GFS and other GFSI Schemes
Jerry F. Aldeoca
Food Safety Specialist
+8 years of experience helping restaurants and small food manufacturers with HACCP compliance and food safety execution.
Mariza Lee
Food Safety Specialist
7 years of experience helping importers and exporters of human and animal food throughout North America, HARPC, PCP, HACCP, FSVP, FDA and USDA.
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