Changes in FDA Inspections, Responses and Compliances

Posted 01 July 2011 | By Alok Byopadhyay PhD RAC 

Contamination of imported food and drug products has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to examine incidents involving the substitution of ingredients in food and drugs to increase profits.1 This contributed to the passage of the Food and Drug Globalization Act of 2009 by the 111th Congress, which amends the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDA&C Act) to improve the safety of food, drugs, devices and cosmetics in the global market.2 This article discusses the changes in FDA's new enforcement strategies following the passage of Globalization Act and the remedies of these actions.

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