For the purposes of FSVP, an importer is the U.S. owner or consignee of a food offered for import into the United States. If there is no U.S. owner or consignee, the importer is the U.S. agency or representative of the foreign owner of consignee at the time of entry, as confirmed in a signed statement of consent. See
This UNPA 2-day FSVP training course is designed to explain the FSVP rule and the requirements, including hazard analysis, evaluation and approval of a foreign supplier, importer identification, records and FDA oversight. The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) developed this course in consultation with FDA, and therefore training is consistent with the intent of the rule. The rule states a “qualified individual” must perform your FSVP activities. This training is one way to meet the requirement.
UNPA’s FSVP Qualified Individual Workshop Agenda
Feb. 28, 2018 - March 1, 2018
Wednesday, February 28
8:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome & Introductions
Chapter 1: Context: FSMA and FSVP
Chapter 2: Setting the Stage : Building the Foundation for the FSVP Process
Chapter 3: Overview of Requirements
Recap: Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Session
Chapter 4: Hazard Analysis
Thursday, March 1
8:00am - 5:00pm
Chapter 5: Evaluation and Approval of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 6: Foreign Supplier Verification
Chapter 7: Reevaluation of Foreign Supplier
Chapter 8: Importer Identification
Chapter 9: Records
Chapter 10: FDA Oversight
Larisa Pavlick joins UNPA with 20 years of combined experience working within the dietary supplement industry, plus nearly eight years as an investigator at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Through robust scientific research and collaboration with her mentors, she has assisted in the formulation of products designed to support the negative effects of nutritional deficiencies, stress, aging and more. During her career, Larisa has dedicated herself to helping ensure consumers receive the benefits of safe and ethical vitamins, minerals, botanicals and other dietary supplement products.
Kathy Gombas is currently a member of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Steering Committee and co-chair for the International Subcommittee working on industry training, outreach, and technical assistance programs for food companies worldwide. Formerly Kathy was the Senior Advisor for FSMA Implementation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). While at CFSAN, Kathy supported the Agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation efforts including the Preventive Controls Regulator Training and launch of FDA’s FSMA Technical Assistance Network for industry.
* Larisa Pavlick is UNPA’s lead PCQI instructor. Other instructors will train with Larisa depending on class size.
Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus
Miller Professional Development Center Building, Room 105
9750 S. 300 W, Rm. 105
Sandy, UT 84070
Hilton Garden Inn
277 West Sego Lily Dr., Sandy UT 84070
Residence Inn by Marriott
270 W. 10000 S., Sandy UT 84070
10690 S. Holiday Park Dr., Sandy UT 84070
Courtyard by Marriott
10701 S. Holiday Park Dr., Sandy UT 84070
Fairfield Inn (Marriott)
12117 S. State St., Draper UT 84020
Springhill Suites by Marriott
12111 State St., Draper, UT 84020
There is also an extended stay option:
Hyatt House Salt Lake City / Sandy
9685 South Monroe Street, Sandy, UT 84070
Salt Lake International is about 18 miles away.
Provo Municipal Airport is about 32 miles away.
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