Just when you thought the packed three-day programme of the upcoming Global Food Safety Conference couldn't get any better, GFSI and the programme committee have thrown in one final surprise for you.

They've worked relentlessly to offer the busy food industry professional the best value for time while on-site in Houston - from Discovery Tours and Tech Talks to knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities, all adding onto the plenaries and break-out sessions you've come to expect. And now, two weeks ahead of the start of the 16th edition, they have one more bonus up their sleeves. 

Just before the start of the Global Food Safety Conference, GFSI is delighted to offer a FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Lead Instructor Training.

If you are involved in the food industry in the U.S.A. - or anywhere in the world for that matter - chances are you are familiar with the U.S. FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and more specifically, the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP). With delegates from over 60 countries gathering in Houston to talk about food safety, what better time or place to do a deep dive on this new law that will impact operations in the U.S. and around the world?

Taking place in the Hilton Americas-Houston from Feb 26 to 27, 2017, this course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. In contrast to the Preventive Controls (PC) rules, the FSVP rule does not require you to attend a training program following a “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

Participants must be approved to be Lead Instructors and follow the instructions on the FSPVA website to apply and register for this course.  

Gillian Kelleher, Wegmans Food Markets
Vice Chair GFSI Board of Directors and GFSC Programme Commitee

To learn more about the programme and register, visit the Global Food Safety Conference website.

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