Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Meeting FSVP regulations can be complex. Let us Help!

BSC offers our clients various packages designed to meet your exact needs.   

Schedule a meting with our experts today to start the process. 


Package A: Full program


Based on having a manufacturer who is in good standing with inspections.  Brian Shube Consulting will provide the following:  

  1. BSC will register your business with the FDA. This is a necessary component to begin the process of selling a product. The FDA needs to be aware of who you are and your location.
  2. BSC will approve your supplier. We take the necessary steps to approve and see if your supplier can be certified as compliant in food safety for your potential products.
  3. Evaluate the approval of your Foreign Supplier. These steps are needed to show that the chosen foreign supplier has adequate proof on file for any inspector to view.
  4. Working with your suppliers is key to ensure they have a HACCP Plan with Preventative Controls in place. We can ensure that the HACCP plan is in place with the Foreign Supplier of your choice. BSC make sure that the risks are noted within the plan, and that a HACCP Plan exists for any review from a regulatory authority.Type your paragraph here.
  5. Reviewing Verification Activities. (COA’s, environmental monitoring documents etc.) BSC will have several ways to verify if an activity is taking place. We will review the documents to ensure that the foreign supplier and whoever is receiving the products in the U.S.A is also conducting checks.  
  6. If you request BSC to go and visit your supplier, we can arrange it. (Pricing based on cost of travel and accommodations)This is if you are unsure if your supplier is meeting the requirements of being approved. Or you just want a second opinion from a consultant’s perspective of is this supplier a risk or not for you.  
  7. Ensure that your supplier (if exporting an allergen) has an Allergen Control Program in place. Allergen’s are the number cause of recalls. We want to help you ensure that if a product you are exporting contains an allergen it is being controlled to avoid a recall situation.  
  8. BSC will help your company decide who the FSVP Importer is, (who will technically own the food at the time of the U.S entry.)  
  9. BSC will help you to decide who your Importer of Record is. This is the entity responsible for ensuring the imported goods comply with local laws and regulations, filing a completed duty entry and associated documents and paying the assessed import duties and other taxes on those goods.  
  10. BSC will help you to pick a Qualified Individual. This is qualified to implement the Food Safety Rules FSMA has placed in effect.  
  11. BSC will be helping you decide if the Qualified Individual is the key person to handle the responsibility of Food Safety. We evaluate this individual and their credentials.  
  12. BSC can conduct site visits and ensure that any products imported to the U.S are complying in the U.S site.  
  13. Document Review  
  14. BSC will prepare the documents needed.  
  15. BSC will help you to prepare a DUNS number for importing. (Unique Facility Identifier). This number is essential and gives a Date Universal Numbering System to identify your business and the type of organization it is.  
  16. A written Recall Plan. (If supplier does not have one in place). 


Package B: A Modified FSVP


 Brian Shube Consulting will provide the following:  

  1. BSC can help guide you to see if you meet the requirements under a “modified” FSVP Program.
  2. BSC can help you determine whether or not your company falls under these regulations as a small importer.
  3. BSC will help you determine if you are considered a “Qualified Facility.”
  4. Will perform site visits, and offer help via phone, and email.
  5. Prepare you with a DUNS Number. This number is essential and gives a Date Universal Numbering System to identify your business and the type of organization it is.
  6. Prepare the necessary documents.

Package C: An Exempted FSVP


 Brian Shube Consulting will provide the following:  

  1. BSC will take the steps and gather the information to determine if you are exempt from the FSVP rules and regulations. We will gather the information from you to make those determinations.
  2. Will perform site visits, and offer help via phone, and email.
  3. Prepare you with a DUNS number for importing.  This number is essential and gives a Date Universal Numbering System to identify your business and the type of organization it is.

Package D: Farms and Produce


 Brian Shube Consulting will provide the following:  

  1. BSC will go over all the necessary requirements needed due to the fact you are a farm and for the rules of Produce Safety Act.
  2. Determination, if you are required to register with the FDA. (Depending on your specific situation) Further information is needed to determine this.
  3. Prepare all required documents and programs necessary.
  4. Site visits to the farm.
  5. Accessible thru email and calls for any concerns and questions.Type your paragraph here.

Package E:  Add On's


Brian Shube Consulting will provide the following:  

  1. Additional Site visits once the program is completed.
  2. Need additional support. (Monthly Basis)
  3. More products added.
  4. Help with any corrective actions.
  5. Annual visits to review documents for any updated material to be added.