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FSMA FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION PROGRAMS COURSE
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the new role that the U.S. Congress has defined for food importers under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA).
For the first time, FDA has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, prevention-based controls across the food supply.
Inspection and Compliance
The legislation recognizes that inspection is an important means of holding industry accountable for their responsibility to produce safe product.
Imported Food Safety
(covered by the FSVP Program)
The legislation provides significant enhancements to FDA’s ability to achieve greater oversight of the millions of food products coming into the United States from other countries each year. An estimated 15 percent of the U.S. food supply is imported, including 60 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables and 80 percent of seafood.
Mr. Quintin Gray, President and CEO, Q. Gray and Associates is a highly sought-after agricultural trade advisor for food companies and trade associations. He is a former Agriculture Counselor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) where he gained more than 25 years’ experience in international agriculture policy, trade, and food security issues. He has been an Agriculture Policy Advisor to U.S. Ambassadors at embassies in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and at the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC as an Agriculture Advisor for the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Special Advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
He is currently a Lead Instructor for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), helping food importers and exporters meet FDA food import requirements. He regularly speaks on agricultural trade issues at various conferences, including recently at Chicago’s National Restaurant Association Show. Mr. Gray serves on advisory committees at the Fairfax University of Virginia and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He is fluent in French. Mr. Gray resides in Arlington, Virginia.