The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opened the FSVP Importer Portal for the submission of FSVP documents for human and animal food. FDA established the Portal to serve as a dedicated and exclusive way for importers to submit all documentation relevant to such FSVP records electronically to FDA.
FDA Opens Industry Portal for FSVP Records Submission
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for U.S. Food Importers, established by FDA based on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), requires importers to perform certain risk-based activities to verify that their foreign suppliers produce, process, package, or intervene in the food chain in accordance with U.S. food safety standards. FDA inspects these records at importers’ physical locations in the U.S., although they may also require them electronically or through other means that allow for prompt delivery of the records.
Do Importers Need FDA Registration?
Importers with an active FDA account and password can access the Portal on the FDA Unified Registration and Listing System (FURLS)* page. Importers who do not have an account can create one from the FURLS page. A user guide for the Portal is available on the FURLS page.
The Portal supports the goals and objectives of FDA’s Imported Food Safety Strategy through improved records management and more efficient communication between the FSVP importer and FDA.