Agriculture and Food FSMA Compliance Solutions
FSMA compliance solutions from SGS – a comprehensive range of services to help you comply with the requirements of FSMA.
The US FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of US food safety laws in 70 years. It applies to covered facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for humans or animal food. Produce farms, US importers, shippers, receivers, loaders and carriers who transport food in the United States are also subject to FSMA. If your operation falls within this scope, then it must comply with all applicable elements of the regulation.
We can help you ensure compliance across your food facilities and supply chain with a range of FSMA certification, audit, testing, supplier verification, training and technical services.
We provide FSMA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) Certification – the third-party accredited certification recognised by FDA. Available to foreign suppliers, it is a prerequisite for VQIP, which allows expedited entry of food to the US.
We also provide FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) certification, which is an accredited program, and unlike VQIP, it is not regulated by FSMA rules. It applies to facilities outside the US and serves for supplier verification purposes, helping companies demonstrate compliance with FSMA.
We offer FSMA preventive controls, importer compliance and intentional adulteration (food defence) audits. These audits can be used as pre-assessments, gap audits or supplier audits and are streamlined to reduce the need for multiple audits.
Through our global network of food labs, we can help you comply with the environmental monitoring, water testing, supply chain and allergen management requirements of FSMA. With a variety of FSMA testing protocols and expertise, we provide a one-stop-shop for all your food and animal feed testing needs.
Supplier Verification and Approval
Transparency-One is the FSMA compliance platform that facilitates the FSMA compliance journey by automating supplier verification and approval. We help you track your high-risk ingredients to the source, providing supplier information and document management, reporting and approvals services.
Our comprehensive new FSMA training program helps you and your employees understand and comply with the complex new rules. We provide training for manufacturers and suppliers of human and animal foods, food importers, and fresh produce growers and farms. Our courses are available face-to-face or online.
If you own or operate a US facility, or are an importer covered by FSMA rules, there are auditing, risk assessment, testing, labelling, supply chain management, training and other requirements that apply to you. Our wide range of FSMA technical support services makes your journey toward compliance easier.
To find out more about our FSMA solutions, contact us today.