FSVP Next Phase Implementation Date | March 19 2018


By Pacific Customs Brokers, Pacific Customs Brokers 2018-03-02

Q.  Who is affected by the next FSVP implementation date?

  1. Small businesses required to comply under the PC rule for human food.

  2. Small businesses required to comply under the CGMP requirements under the PC rule for animal food.

  3. “All other businesses” required to comply with PC rule for animal food but not required to comply under the CGMP requirements.

 

Q.  What date am I required to comply?

  1. March 19, 2018

 

Q.  What is the definition of a “Small business” under this rule?

  1. A business including any subsidiaries and affiliates, employing fewer than 500 full-time equivalent employees.

 

Q.  What is the definition of “All other businesses” under this rule?

  1. A business, including any subsidiaries and affiliates, employing 500 or more full-time equivalent employees.

 

Q.  What is CGMP?

  1. CGMP - Current Goods Manufacturing Practice - The methods, equipment, facilities and controls for producing processed food. The minimum sanitary and processing requirements for producing safe food as outlined in 21CFR110 .

 

Q.  What does PC stand for?

  1. Preventive controls - This part of the rule requires registered food facilities to maintain a food safety plan, perform hazard analysis, and institute preventive controls for the control of those hazards. For more information on this rule and what is expected, click here.

 

Q.  What foods are covered by FSVP?

  1. This regulation applies to all food imported into the United States unless exempted by 21CFR1.501(a)

 

Q.  What are the exemptions under 21CFR1.501(a)?

  1. 100% juice or raw juice materials used as ingredients and fish and fishery products that are covered under HACCP rules and regulations.

  2. Food imported for research or evaluation.

  3. Food imported for personal consumption.

  4. Alcoholic beverages - where manufacturer is required to register as a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages.

  5. Food transhipped through the US for export.

  6. Food for further processing in the US for export.

  7. US food returned without further manufacturing/processing in a foreign country.

  8. Meat food products that are subject the the USDA under meat inspection act at the time of import.

  9. Poultry food products subject to the requirements of USDA under the poultry products inspection act at the time of import, and

  10. Egg products subject to the USDA requirements under the egg products inspection act at the time of import.

Q.  What is next and who does it affect?

  1. Produce Safety Rule.

  2. Compliance date - July 26, 2018.

  3. “All other Businesses” required to report under the Produce Safety Rule.

  4. “Small Businesses” required to report under the Produce Safety Rule applicable to sprouts in subpart M.


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