Foreign government employees can play a number of roles under the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) to conduct audits or inspections that exporters of food to the U.S. can provide to their U.S. importers to allow the importers to satisfy Foreign Supplier Verification Program (“FSVP”) food safety on-site audit requirements.  FDA issued a proposed FSVP Rule in July 2013, and a supplemental proposed FSVP Rule in September 2014.  Lieberman PLLC has prepared a memorandum for clients and friends on this topic which is available here.  Please contact Erik Lieberman at or +1.202.830.0300 for more information.