The following is an update on the number and type of inspections of Animal Food Facilities have been completed by the FDA as of July 11, 2019. The remaining planned inspections are slated to occur between now and the fall (end of Federal Fiscal Year).
1.) CGMP by FDA – 136 complete of 250 planned
2.) CGMP under state contract – 222 complete of 371 planned
3.) HA/PC by FDA 51 of 150 planned
4.) HA/PC under state contract 12 of 68 planned
5.) FSVP by FDA two of 25 planned
6.) Sanitary Transpiration – 20 of 45 planned
Inspection findings continue to to include (in no particular order):
1.) Lack of keeping accurate records
2.) not maintaining equipment and buildings in a clean and orderly manner
3.) Improper labeling feed intended to be reworked
4.) Ineffective pest control.
Do you know for sure that your sequencing and flush procedures for medications work? How do you prove it? Many tell me… “it must work because I have never had a problem”… Is that still good enough?
Now that FSMA is here… it is not enough…
So how do you prove it? Elanco can help help… Rumensin has a micro tracer technology built into the product and Elanco provides the test kits for free. There are two types of kits…
1.) Mason Jar Kit – Give a simple YES or NO answer to the question “is there Rumensin in my feed?”. It’s easy to conduct and can be used to prove your sequencing and Flush procedure works!
2.) Rotary Test Kit – Goes a step further and will tell you how much Rumensin is in a feed. It is slightly more complicated to conduct but if you need the answer to how much is there this is a quick way to get the answer without waiting for the lab report.
If you are interested in learning more about this technology, email me at [email protected] and I will refer to the appropriate Elanco rep to help you out…
Most of the feed mills that subscribe to my posts are small facilities and not currently subject to inspections of Feed safety Plans. This article published by AFIA reminds large facilities what to inspect when FDA knocks to do a Feed Safety Plan inspection. It has valuable information you need to consider as you continue to prepare your Feed safety Plan. In the coming months you may get a CGMP inspection. Remember while the FDA is not inspecting small facility feed safety plans you are required to have one in place. I have bolder the part that i have been preaching for almost 3 years now. Please read this important information…
Last week I attended the 2018 FSPCA Lead Instructor Conference for instructors of FSMA Food Safety Courses. As in last years conference I always learn something new. Here are some highlights for Animal Food. Just a reminder that there are two more dates to remember in terms of compliance: Continue reading “What did I learn at this years FSPCA Instructor Conference?”
Another Free Training Video has been posted on this website. Video #8 is entitled FDA Supplier Evaluation Resources (Data Dashboard).
1 – Inspections
This week AFIA posted the following update on inspections:
CFD has been working for almost a year to develop a tool to assist livestock feed mills with the hazard analysis required under 21 CFR 507.33. Click here to register for a free introductory webinar.
CGMP Inspections are happening! The FDA has a target of 500 inspections in FY18.
Just prior to the government shut-down the FDA released DRAFT guidance that Industry has been anxiously waiting for. This Guidance Document #245 describes the FDA thoughts regarding the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination Process.
CFD is a member of The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). AFIA has recently requested members to participate in important industry research on Salmonella in Animal Feed. They are looking for 250 feed mills to participate. If you are not a member of any of these sponsoring organizations but would like to participate, complete this form: