FDA reinspection fees include: preparation, the physical inspection, preparing reports, and traveling to and from the facility.
Hampton, VA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducts facility inspections to ensure compliance with FDA regulations. These inspections may occur for a variety of reasons, from a routine inspection to a response to a complaint. While there are no fees for initial inspections, The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) authorizes FDA to charge resinspection fees if the original inspection reveals certain food safety problems.
On Thursday July 31, 2014, the U.S. FDA released the fiscal year (FY) 2015 reinspection fee rates (effective October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015):
- $217/hour if domestic travel is required
- $305/hour if foreign travel is required
The new fees reflect a decrease for domestic travel and an increase for foreign travel from FDA’s previous reinspection fees imposed from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014, which were:
- $237/hour if domestic travel is required
- $302/hour if foreign travel is required
Food and feed industry parties whose non-compliance results in a facility reinspection, an importer reinspection, or a recall will be affected by these fees. FDA will invoice the party responsible for domestic facilities and the U.S. Agent for FDA communications of foreign facilities for the number of direct hours spent on the reinspection. This number of direct hours includes all aspects of the reinspection, including preparation, the physical inspection, preparing reports, and traveling to and from the facility.
As a foreign facility’s U.S. Agent for FDA communications, Registrar Corp can renew a facility’s registration properly and handle FDA communications professionally. In addition, as part of Registrar Corp’s U.S. Agent service, Registrar Corp will dispatch a food safety expert trained in FDA inspections to the foreign facility to help the manufacturer prepare for inspections. This assistance is included at no additional charge other than travel and lodging expenses for Registrar Corp’s U.S. Agent clients. List Registrar Corp as your U.S. Agent for FDA communications
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