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NASDA and FDA Work Together to Implement the Produce Safety Rule

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.

By | 2018-08-18T01:45:03+00:00 August 16th, 2018|CGMP, FDA Enforcement News, Food, Form FDA 483, FSMA|

The Easy Way to Research Your Inspector

When the FDA notifies you of an upcoming inspection, sometimes you only have minutes to prepare. You need information, and you need it fast. Most companies start with a Google search or call their colleagues to get information about their inspector. But with FDAzilla, you have more than anecdotes. You have real statistics. In this post, we will walk through an FDAzilla inspector profile — a snapshot of the inspection and citation history of one of the 4,000+ FDA inspectors in our database.

FDA Sent These 4 Warning Letters for Food Companies | June 2018

We took a snapshot of the 4 warning letters the FDA sent to food companies last month. Food violations ranged from failing to label products (a lot!) to failing to train supervisors. From companies in California, New York, and more, here they are: LNZRO Pizza Empire, Inc, Syracuse, NY – 3 violations: Fails to conduct hazard analysis for products that [...]

By | 2018-07-16T17:40:23+00:00 July 16th, 2018|CGMP, FDA Warning Letters, Food, FSMA|

See You At IFT

Next week we will be joining the 23,000 attendees and 1,200 other exhibitors at IFT in Chicago. We’ve made huge improvements to our platform specifically tailored to the food industry and will be sharing the latest updates. Be sure to stop by our booth to say hello and get your free supplier assessment. (RELATED: Shine a light on your [...]

Gaining Food Expertise: FDAzilla Adds Patty Harvey As Food Product Manager

Pleasanton, CA | July 10, 2018: FDAzilla, a global leader in FDA intelligence and analytics, announced the addition of Patty Harvey as Food Product Manager this past February -- further filling out its team of industry professionals to include a nationally recognized speaker and food expert. Patty, raised in Milpitas, CA and currently residing in Vancouver, WA, will provide valuable [...]

By | 2018-07-10T13:58:22+00:00 July 10th, 2018|FDAzilla, Food, FSMA|

FDA Sent These 6 Warning Letters to Food Companies | May 2018

We took a snapshot of the 6 warning letters the FDA sent to food companies last month. Food violations ranged from companies failing to have personnel conform to hygienic practices while on duty to companies failing to clean and sanitize utensils. From companies in the Carolinas, New York, and more, here they are: Performance Nutrition Formulators LLC d.b.a. VMI [...]

By | 2018-06-11T15:06:09+00:00 June 11th, 2018|CGMP, FDA Warning Letters, Food, FSMA|

FDA Sent These 4 Warning Letters for Food Companies | April 2018

We took a snapshot of the 4 warning letters the FDA sent to food companies last month. Food violations ranged from products containing a poisonous or deleterious substance to companies failing to have an HACCP plan. From companies in Washington, Kansas, and more, here they are: Arrow Reliance Inc., Tukwila, Washington – 1 violation: Products are adulterated under section 402(a)(1) [...]

By | 2018-05-29T17:01:12+00:00 May 29th, 2018|CGMP, FDA Warning Letters, Food, FSMA|

A Look Into the Foreign Food Facility Inspection Program

Due to a recent push by the FDA for more foreign food inspections, it is important that all foreign facilities are up to par. No matter what capacity they contribute in (packing, processing, or holding food) these facilities are subject to inspection by the FDA. It can be difficult to navigate new requirements for foreign facilities under FSMA, but [...]

By | 2018-04-19T15:36:57+00:00 April 19th, 2018|cGMP Quality Assurance and FDA 483s, FDAzilla, Food, FSMA|