Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Roaster Responsibilities

As most of the recipients of this email are likely already aware, the requirements of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) have slowly been working their way through the system and now apply to importers. You are just as likely to hit a jackpot one your next spin as your are your th spin, or tomorrow or next week.  Importers fall under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) portion of FSMA.  FSVP in its simplest form, requires that the same food safety controls be placed on foreign suppliers as those put on domestic suppliers. It should be pointed out that these types of bonuses, despite having the benefit of not having wagering requirements attached, are often less generous than deposit bonuses.  In the case of green coffee and other similar Raw Agricultural Commodities (RAC), the requirements have been simplified, based upon the need for further processing prior to consumption.

In accordance with 21 CFR 1.504, Intercontinental Coffee Trading has conducted a hazard analysis of the green coffee that we supply and have determined that there are a few hazards that require control prior to consumption by roasters.  We will be taking the necessary steps to comply with the FSVP program. WRs are represented by a number multiplier because the wagering requirements are the product of the deposit and bonus amounts multiplied by the rollover multiplier.   Please take the 2-3 minutes it takes to read the disclosure below, and make yourself aware of the regulations as they have been interpreted to date. When it comes to online casino gambling, there are still many people that are convinced it is an expensive form of entertainment.

As always, we are here to answer questions and to help you get through your inspections. There are literally tens of thousands of different slot titles you can try out.

Food and Drug Administration: “Guidance for Industry: Application of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Regulation to Importers of Grain Raw Agricultural Commodities” 


Steve von Kolkow
Traffic/Logistics Manager