This week the FDA published 4 warning letters (3 to seafood companies and 1 to an API manufacturer - Les Produits Chimiques B.G.R. Inc). We cover the latter below.
Scott Gottlieb summarized the latest work the FDA is doing to implement the Produce Safety Rule (mandated by FSMA) in a letter addressed to NASDA. FDA and NASDA have worked toward ensuring objectivity and consistency for produce inspections. They have also been working on alternatives to the traditional 483 inspectional observation form. See the complete run-through of this crucial letter for the food industry.
We took a snapshot of the 6 warning letters the FDA sent to food companies last month. Food violations ranged from failing to implement sanitation controls to failing to have an HACCP plan.
The trick with any FDA inspection preparedness program is to reduce the risk of surprise by understanding FDA history and tendencies. But like most professionals in this industry, you’re probably [...]
How to Prepare for a GMP Inspection for Small and Virtual Companies by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief Preparing for GMP inspections, particularly pre-approval inspections, can be a challenge when [...]
Since the introduction of FSMA in 2011, the FDA issued new guidance to the Food Industry for GMP and HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls). This guidance was encapsulated in 21 CFR 117, which is slated to replace 21 CFR 110. The biggest difference in 21 CFR 110 and 21 CFR 117 is [...]
by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert, and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief Acquisition of one pharmaceutical firm by another is preceded by due diligence efforts in many functional areas. Let’s talk about activities in the GMP area. Firms may not be able to fully rely on past inspections by the FDA to predict the extent of remediation that might be [...]
“Forget about actual warning letters. The cost of us receiving a moderately bad 483 is roughly $250,000.” I heard this from a reputable Head of Manufacturing of one of the largest biopharma companies in the world. While most pharma and med device companies seems to learn quickly from everyone else’s mistakes, companies still occasionally get a “moderately bad” 483. And [...]
by Barbara Unger, FDAzilla GMP Quality Expert INDIA | IMPORT ALERT 66-40 and Association with Warning Letters Regarding These Sites | Detention Without Physical Examination of Drugs from Firms Which Have Not Met Drug GMPs […]