With certain provisions of the FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) now in effect, such as the preventive controls rule, FDA inspectors are changing their approach to food plant inspections.
AIB International has launched its FDA Preparedness Inspection to help U.S. food companies, as well as those exporting to the U.S., measure their regulatory readiness before an FDA inspector arrives. The one-day inspection simulates an FDA inspection based on the new regulatory requirements. Food and beverage manufacturers, warehouses, and distribution centers can find out if they are prepared for their next FDA inspection and gauge if their own employees are following established policies for handling regulatory inspections.
“Having AIB’s inspector conduct some of the same new procedures that the FDA may follow was a beneficial learning experience for our team,” said Gonnella Baking Company Quality Compliance Manager Alicia Pullings. “Our FDA Preparedness Inspection helped us measure how we’re applying FSMA requirements in our plant."
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