FDA To Temporarily Conduct Remote Importer Inspections Under FSVP Due to COVID-19
April 3, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will begin requesting that importers send records required under the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (FSVP) rule electronically (or through other prompt means) to the Agency as it shifts to conducting these inspections remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
In accordance with section 805(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 384a(g)), we are publishing a list on our website of importers subject to the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers (FSVP) regulation (21 CFR part 1 subpart L, sections 1.500 – 1.514). The list includes information provided to us at entry regarding the importers’ names and location by state. The list will be updated on a quarterly basis. Please note that the entities identified as FSVP importers may not be the same entities that serve as the “importers of record” for purposes of U.S. Customs and Border Protection requirements. Inclusion on this list does not in any way convey FDA’s approval or endorsement of the listed importers. If you would like more information regarding entries for which you were declared as the FSVP importer, you can submit a Freedom of Information Act Request to request the publicly releasable data points for those entries for a related timeframe.
The following importers have been identified at entry as FSVP importers: