Importers are not required to obtain certifications, but must comply with the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations.
Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Importer Service is available here. Annual Fee is at least $99.00 USD. Paid by the foreign supplier or the U.S. importer. Documentation about the manufacturing of the food products, all labs tests results, must be provided.
ITB HOLDINGS LLC is listed in this case as FSVP IMPORTER on U.S. Customs documents, not as IMPORTER of RECORD.
The IMPORTER of RECORD is the actual U.S. company importing the food products from a foreign country.
FSMA Certification / Facility Certification is only used by importers to establish eligibility for participation in the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which offers expedited review and entry of food, at annual cost (FDA Fee) of $16.400 USD.
Facility Certifications are performed by qualified third-party certification bodies (CBs) accredited by accreditation bodies (ABs). CBs charge a fee for audit and issuing of certifications to foreign facilities and foods.
So, unless a U.S. company imports hundreds of containers of food products annually to justify the FDA fee, the foreign supplier does not need a Facility Certification, but must simply comply with FDA other food regulations.
Payment methods accepted
PayPal, Local European Payments
Debit and Credit cards
Electronic Invoice, Bank Wire Transfer.
Some foreign companies may have to provide local registration documentation.
Under 18 U.S.C. 1001, anyone who makes
a materially false, fictitious,
or fraudulent statement to the
U.S. Government is subject to criminal penalties.
Products marketed as dietary supplements for bodybuilding
are among those most often adulterated with undeclared or deceptively labeled ingredients, such as
synthetic anabolic steroids or prescription drugs.
Healthy eating pattern:
a variety of vegetables, fruits,
fat-free or low-fat milk,
other milk products, oils
protein foods, including seafood,
lean meats and poultry,
eggs, legumes (beans and peas),
nuts, seeds, soy products.
limited saturated and trans fats,
added sugars, sodium.
Within daily calorie needs.
FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
Importers must perform certain risk-based activities to verify that the food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards starting 5/30/2017.
FDA protects consumers from unsafe foods through :
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Perfumes, Lipsticks, Fingernail Polishes, Eye and Facial Makeup
Shampoos, Hair Colors, Deodorants, Skin Moisturizers
The global market for OTC (Over-the-Counter) drugs
segmented by product category (Cough, Cold and Flu Products, Analgesics
Dermatological Products, Gastrointestinal Products, Vitamins)
is expected to reach a value of USD 220 billion by 2021.