The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a recognized accreditation body under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Accreditation for FSMA is based on ISO/IEC 17065 and on ISO/IEC 17021-1.

ANAB accreditation supports those seeking FSMA compliance for both the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) - which requires importers to verify that the food they import meets U.S. safety standards - and FDA's Accredited Third-Party Accreditation Program (TPP), a fee-based program that allow for expedited review and importation for those who achieve and maintain a safe and secure supply chain.

FSMA empowers FDA to take proactive steps to prevent the sale, distribution, and consumption of tainted food products by recognizing accreditation bodies - like ANAB - to assess the competence of food safety inspection organizations according to the international standard, ISO/IEC 17065. The goal is to create a food safety system that focuses upon preventing contamination rather than reacting to problems that have already occurred.

Accreditation for Food Safety

ANAB applauds the FDA's recognition of the value of accredited food safety audits and certifications, which provides the best and fastest opportunity to bolster the safety of the food supply in the U.S., as private third-party food safety audits can reach beyond our borders.

More Information

For more information about the ANAB accreditation program for FDA FSMA (VIQP and FSVP), please contact:

Mr. Reinaldo Balbino Figueiredo
Senior Program Director, Product, Process, and Services Accreditation Programs

Ms. Nora Moudiyne-Schweninger
Senior Manager, Product Certification Accreditation Program