Notice to Seafood Importers: FSVP Inspections Now Electronic Until Further Notice
The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) announced last Friday that inspections under the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (FSVP) will be conducted remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Because of the travel restrictions, social distancing, and other advisories associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, most routine onsite inspections are impractical. Until now, FSVP inspections to review importer’s records have been conducted at the company’s place of business. The rule mandates certain risk-based activities to be performed to verify that...
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