Foreign Supplier Verification Program – Challenging Questions, Informative Answers Webcast | Contact Hours: 1

August 3, 2017
Thu 11:00 AM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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Exporting food, food ingredients, food packaging, dietary supplements, and food additives into the U.S. got more challenging. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) provides a new level of public health protection for the American consumer and a new layer of requirements for those companies selling human and animal food products in the U.S.

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), just one part of FSMA, requires U.S. importers to verify that their suppliers are meeting FDA safety standards. This could include compliance with a range of new standards, including “… Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)", “Preventive Controls for Animal Feeds (PCAF)", and Produce Safety regulations.

What does that mean for your business? The answer depends on the size of the business and various other provisions. Join Sharon Mayl, FDA’s Senior Advisor for Policy to the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine and EAS Consulting Group Independent Advisor for FSMA, Charles Breen, and EAS Independent Consultant Dr. Susan Moyers, Lead Instructor for the FSVP Training, for an informative session, addressing the most pertinent compliance issues and answering those important questions of how the rule will be applied and implemented.

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  • Sharon Lindan Mayl

    Sharon Lindan Mayl currently serves as the Senior Advisor for Policy to the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine. In this position, she oversees and manages significant policy initiatives for the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine. She currently focuses on implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Ms. Mayl co-leads the team that is developing the FSMA import rules and guidance documents, including those related to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, Voluntary Qualified Import Program, and Accredited Third-Party Certification Program. Ms. Mayl is also the co-lead for the FSMA import operational Team that will prepare the Agency for its transition from policy setting to compliance in the next phase of FSMA implementation. Ms. Mayl is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the agency in 1994, she worked first in private practice and then for a public interest advocacy group on foods issues.

  • Susan Moyers, Ph.D.

    Dr. Susan Moyers, EAS Independent Consultant
    Susan Moyers, Ph.D., MPH, has more than two decades of experience in developing, training and auditing food safety, quality, and dietary supplement management systems. Dr. Moyers is an SQF Certified Consultant and Trainer, a Lead Trainer for FDA’s Preventive Controls and Foreign Supplier Programs, and a consultant, auditor, and trainer for Dietary Supplement cGMPs and HACCP systems.

  • Charles Breen

    Charles Breen, EAS Independent Advisor, FSMA Consulting Services Mr. Breen came to EAS Consulting Group after a distinguished career at the FDA working in areas such as HACCP and LACF and BSE prohibited materials in dairy feed as well as the highly successful first domestic US follow up to BSE positive cow. Mr. Breen has worked with the industry on compliance issues related to the Bioterrorism Act of 2003 and led field and HQ professionals in developing and implementing surveillance and compliance programs, and initial FSMA training implementation. His attention to detail has garnered him an FDA Award of Merit, Outstanding Achievement and five Commissioner Special Citations.