A leading food safety consultancy is hosting a seminar aimed at insuring that imported foods meet food safety guidelines.

Alexandria, Virginia-based EAS Consulting Group LLC will host the one-day seminar, dedicated to Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) compliance, on Nov. 2 in Miami.

FSVP enforcement has picked up this year, according to EAS. As of mid-summer, industry reports indicated that the United States Food and Drug Administration and United States Customs and Border Protection were “conducting a much deeper dive” on foreign food shipments, looking for the FSVP importer and other FDA compliance information.

“As of late summer, the challenges of maintaining the safety of imported foods was made even more complicated,” according to EAS. “Those challenges, if not managed properly, can result in FDA holding or refusing product entry.”

The seminar will be led by Susan Moyers, an EAS independent consultant. Moyers is an SQF certified consultant and trainer, a lead trainer for FDA’s Preventive Controls and Foreign Supplier Programs, and a consultant, auditor, and trainer for dietary supplement cGMPs and HACCP systems.