FDA Predicts It Will Only Finish 27% Of Domestic Inspections In Fiscal 2021

By Kelly Lienhard / May 11, 2021 at 2:32 PM
FDA reveals in an inspection roadmap that, in the best-case scenario, the agency likely will only be able to complete 27% of the 15,514 domestic inspections it would need to conduct this year to catch up from the surveillance lag caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 80% of those 15,514 domestic inspections are for human and animal food facilities and pose the greatest challenge for the agency, the roadmap, released May 5, says. Overall, FDA has 26,250 inspections planned for...

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