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Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Training (@ Int’l Citrus and Bev. Conf.)

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Training (@ Int’l Citrus and Bev. Conf.)
Event on 2017-09-11 08:00:00
ABOUT The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents the most sweeping reform of US food safety laws for more than 70 years.  The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) was formed to assist the regulated industry to comply with requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Rule, and other FSMA related rules.  The FSVP curriculum was designed by regulatory, academia, and industry professionals and developed with funding from FDA as part of the FSPCA.  In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules for human or animal food, the FSVP rule does not require an FSVP "qualified individual" to attend a training program following a "standardized curriculum" recognized by the FDA.  Therefore, completing this course is not mandatory.  Attending this course, however, will help course participants understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in their particular circumstance. Under the FSVP rule, a "qualified individual" must develop an importer's FSVP and perform activities required in the rule.  An importer can use one or more "qualified individuals" to carry out all the FSVP requirements.  A "qualified individual" must have the education, training, or experience (or a combination thereof) necessary to perform their assigned activities and must be able to read and understand the languange of any records that must be reviewed in performing an activity. To successfully complete the course, a participant must be present for the entire delivery and actively participate in the exercises. REGISTRATION **Please note:  NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued within one week of the training start date** The fee for the training is 0 for industry participants. A reduced fee of 0 is available for government/academic employees and attendees of the International Citrus and Beverage Conference (ICBC) that make prior arrangements. If you are a member of FFVA or have attended a UF/IFAS sponsored FSMA, FSPCA, or PSA workshop you may also attend at the 0 rate.  (Not sure if you're a member of FFVA?  Contact Sonia Tighe at 321-214-5245 or sonia.tighe@ffva.com) Registration will be limited to the first 36 registrants.  For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu or 863-956-8632. Registration includes the training materials, two lunches, refreshments, and a registered certificate from FSPCA. Participation for the entire 2 days is required for the certificate. Prefer to register by mail?  Click here for the mail-in registration form:  http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/events/pdf/FSVP_091117.pdf   LOCATION This FSVP workshop is being held in association with the International Citrus and Beverage Conference (ICBC) at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach.  Clearwater Beach, FL is accessible from the Tampa International Airport or the St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport. You can access a map and more information about the location here http://sheratonsandkey.com. LOCAL LODGING ICBC hotel rates are available until August 21st, however rooms traditionally fill early.  More information on ICBC and surrounding hotels are available here http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/citrus/hotel.html.

at Sheraton Sand Key Resort Clearwater Beach
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, United States

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