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Foreign Supplier Audit Program



To participate in the Qualified Importers Volunteer Program

The regulation of the Food Security Modernization Act (FSMA) on a third-party certification establishes a voluntary program for certification bodies accreditation which allows them to conduct food safety audits and issue certificates to foreign entities that produce food for human and animal consumption. The purpose of the requirements is to guarantee the competence and independence of the accreditation organisms and participants certification.


The FSMA specifies two uses for a third-party program certification:

  • To participate in the Qualified Importers Volunteer Program (VQIP), which ease the food safety revision
  • To handle FDA demands when an import food request to have third-party certification of an accredited third-party organism.


*Global STD request to carry out unannounced audits to the client and notify FDA if a condition causes or contributes a public health danger.

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There are two types of audits that we conduct under the third-party certification program: a consulting and regulatory audit. In both cases, the auditors test the compliance with GlobalSTD program requirements. TPP is based on the FDA FSMA regulations.

A consultative audit is conducted as a preparation step for a regulatory one. It’s optional and for internal use basis, the regulatory audit can be the base for the certification.

Accredited scopes for a certification:

Part 112 a standard for the cultivation, harvesting, packaging, and storing of products for human consumption.
Part 117 Updated Good Manufacture Practices, danger analysis and preventive control based on food risks for humans.
Part 120 HACCP (juices)
Part 123 HACCP (seafood)


Our certificates are accepted everywhere in the world


Implementation of a quality management system will drive the continuous improvement of the company, serving as a basis for the certification of other standards.

Demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the FDA FSMA Act.

Build trust to other stakeholders so that an organization has the ability to identify and control food safety risks.

Use the certification to participate in the Qualified Voluntary Importers Program (VQIP).

Streamline the entry of food to the United States.


Process to obtain an international certificate with Global Standards

The certification process pays attention to every detail to make sure that the company duly complies with all of the standard’s requirements.


Quote and signing of the contract


Planning and Development of Audit


Closing of Non-Conformities


Certification Committee and Issuance of the Certificate

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