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:
The following update was received this week from AFIA regarding FSMA inspections. While it is difficult to get an exact count, it appears about two dozen inspections have occurred in CFD member states as of December 22, 2017. We can expect this to increase in 2018.
CGMP Inspections are happening! The FDA has a target of 500 inspections in FY18.
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is very active in FSMA education and outreach. They continually survey members to learn more about ongoing FSMA inspections. CFD’s membership in AFIA affords us the opportunity to share their findings. The following are excerpts of information they recently shared. I hope you find it helpful as you prepare for your facility inspection.
Today is the day we have all been working towards.
- If you are a CFD member who has participated in the CFD FSMA Program you are well on your way towards this compliance (assuming you are working on implementing the program we developed).
- If you have taken the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course (taught by CFD or others) you learned that today is the day you are required to be in compliance with training (Sub-Part A) and cGMP’s (Sub-Part B). The course explained many of the things you need to do.
- BUT IF
It has been my opinion that inspections of small businesses (less than 500 employees) would not be likely in the near term. After all FDA has their hands full with large businesses and state cooperative agreements are not yet in place. Today, AFIA sent an update and they said…
FDA Released a Food Safety Plan Builder Tool – DO NOT USE THIS!
The following discusses a delay related to the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls part of the rule for large businesses. I want to clarify what this means…
FSMA allows FDA to collect reimbursement fees for several reasons, listed as follows: