If your company or organization is subject to FDA regulations, it's important to know that this month marks the introduction of some new and important changes at the FDA.
According to a recent FDA news release, Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, described the need for change as follows:
"Global production of FDA-regulated goods has exploded over the past ten years. In addition to an increase in imported finished products, manufacturers increasingly use imported materials and ingredients in their U.S. production facilities, making the distinction between domestic and imported products obsolete. There has been a perfect storm - more products, more manufacturers, more countries and more access. A dramatic change in strategy must be implemented."1
To address these challenges, the FDA will address an increasing number of imports with the following measures:
To learn more about the FDA's new global strategy, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm259848.htm