Learn about the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule - online this summer

Avoid dangerous and costly mistakes! Take a deep dive into the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule.

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IFLR's Scott Haskell has updated IFLR's online course on the FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule for 2024. This course provides students with the knowledge and understanding to implement the requirements of the FSVP. Students will learn the key requirements for the development and implementation of an FSVP plan. Record keeping systems are emphasized that meet the regulatory requirements to import foods into the USA. 

Watch at 2-minute video about why some companies are non-compliant without even knowing.

The course runs from May 13-June 27, 2024. 

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of FSMA
  • FSVP requirement overview
  • How to develop and implement a FSVP plan
  • Foods that cannot be consumed without control of hazards
  • Foods whose hazards are controlled after importation
  • Corrective actions and investigations
  • Importer identification at entry
  • Record keeping
  • FDA oversight
  • Dietary Supplements
  • US importers of Canadian foods
  • Very small importers and food from certain small suppliers
  • Analysis of economic and environmental impact
  • Understanding the changing landscape of FSVP regulations
  • Countries with comparable or equivalent safety systems
  • Compliance dates
  • Executive Order 13175
  • Best practices for compliance with FSVP regulations


MSU's Lifelong enrollment tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year for non-Michigan residents, including international residents, is $3,333.00 USD per 3-credit course. Tuition for Michigan residents is $2,601.00 USD per 3-credit course. All IFLR courses are 3-credits. 

We offer a lower rate of $1,850.00 USD for non-credit registration, if you wish to take our courses for "informational purposes only," rather than work toward a certificate or eventual degree. Click here for non-credit enrollment.

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You may read more about what to expect from an IFLR course on our "Details" page.

You may read more about our enrollment process at our "Enroll" page.

Please contact Mary Gebbia at iflr@msu.edu with any questions about our courses or enrollment process.

Tips for First Time Enrollees

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Click here to learn more about our online certificate programs.

MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations offers online graduate courses to food industry professionals. Most IFLR students work full time for food companies or regulators, and take one online course at a time to further their professional development.  Students may take as few or as many courses as they desire, and may earn a Certificate in International or United States food law after completing twelve qualifying credits (usually four courses).

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