We took a snapshot of the 7 warning letters the FDA sent to food companies last month. Food violations ranged from failing to exclude rodents from site to failing to have an HACCP plan.
A challenge with interpreting 483s that are issued to firms other than your own is that 483s don’t provide the context for what occurred during the inspection and how the issues were identified. Thus, to evaluate the seriousness of a 483 and the potential for additional enforcement action, I ask the following questions.
Okay, let’s settle this once and for all. We wrote a series of posts that will give you an industry primer for what these Form FDA 483s are, why they’re important, how to avoid them, and how to respond to them.
Today, we cover the basics. Some of you pros out there know this stuff all too well…