Foreign Supplier Verification Program
We now offer a comprehensive study of the compliance requirements for the FDA's Foreign Supplier Verification Program for yourself or your team. This program covers verification procedures for all imported food shipments of food subject to the Preventive Control rule or the Standards for Produce Safety rule, where from time of entry the FDA requires the food importer to declare through Customs’ and FDA’s electronic entry filing systems the Name, the Facility Address, and the Unique Identifier (the DUNS#) of the person designated as the “FSVP importer” for the shipment.
You may be the FDA Registered FSVP Importer:
“The U.S. owner or consignee of the imported food product at the time of entry. This includes the party in the U.S. who is the actual owner or purchaser of the food at the time of entry. This could include a U.S. party who has agreed in writing to purchase the food.
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The initiative to standardize audit schemes created the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to move the produce industry one step closer to global food safety harmonization. PrimusGFS is a GFSI recognized audit for the certification of Agricultural products which includes horticulture, grains & pulses.
Version 2.1-2 is the current PrimusGFS standard, with an addendum to the General Regulation, as well as minor changes to the Questions and Expectations, V2.1-2c. The PrimusGFS documents explain the Certification Process to obtain certification. Key documents are the PGFS General Regulation, Standard, Questions/Expectations, Interpretation Guidelines and other important documents.
PrimusGFS Version_2.1-2 ENGLISH Version
Form 500a-2 PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 General Regulations
Form 500a-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2c General Regulation Addendum
Form 501a-2 PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Standard
Form 502a-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2c Questions & Expectations
Form 503a-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 1 FSMS
Form 503b-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 2 GAP option
Form 503c-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 2 GMP option
Form 503d-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 3 HACCP
Form 504a-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 FSMS Interpretation Guidelines
Form 504b-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 GAP Interpretation Guidelines
Form 504c-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 GMP Interpretation Guidelines
Form 504d-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 HACCP Interpretation Guidelines
Form 513-2 PrimusGFS Product List
PrimusGFS Version_2.1-2 SPANISH Version
Form 500b-2 PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 General Regulations
Form 500b-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 General Regulation Addendum
Form 501b-2 PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Standard
Form 502b-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Preguntas y Expectativas
Form 503e-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 1 FSMS
Form 503f-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 2 GAP option
Form 503g-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 2 GMP option
Form 503h-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 Checklist Module 3 HACCP
Form 504e-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 FSMS Interpretation Guidelines
Form 504f-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 GAP Interpretation Guidelines
Form 504g-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 GMP Interpretation Guidelines
Form 504h-2c PrimusGFS v_2.1-2 HACCP Interpretation Guidelines
Please register today for your PrimusGFS audit with Ceres Certifications, International (CCI).
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PrimusGFS audits are composed of several modules and their applicability depends on the type of operation being audited:
Module 1: FSMS
(Food Safety Management Systems)
Applicable to all operations types
Module 2: GAP option
(Good Agricultural Practices)
Applicable to growing areas (Fields, ranches, greenhouses, etc.)
Harvest crew section is optional
Module 2: GMP option
(Good Manufacturing Practices)
Applicable to facilities (Coolers, packinghouses, processors and storage)
Module 3: HACCP
(Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)
Applicable to all facilities
Not applicable to growing areas/harvest crews