FDA STAFF MANUAL GUIDES, VOLUME I - ORGANIZATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF FOODSAND VETERINARY MEDICINE
CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
Effective Date: October 1, 2012
1. OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE (DJJHH).
A. Serves as the primary contact between the Center and FDA’s field organization, including the Field Food Committee.
B. Has primary responsibility for management of compliance programs, field assignments, and work plans.
C. Initiates and/or coordinates the planning, development, publication and promotion of field guidance documents for CFSAN-regulated food and cosmetic products to implement sound public health practices, food safety/security interventions, compliance/enforcement strategies, and regulatory programs; provides information, training and technical assistance to implement guidance and regulations.
D. Reviews proposed regulatory actions and recalls for adequacy of evidence and consistency across programs. Oversees the development of compliance and enforcement strategies for emerging compliance challenges.
E. Monitors and mines information from internal and external sources to identify trends or emerging compliance and enforcement related issues that may influence the Center’s area of regulatory responsibility. Provides data and other information on field accomplishments to support the Center’s evaluation of programs and assignments, development of new assignments, assessment of the industry or any other relevant Agency purpose.
F. Oversees, monitors, and evaluates the food facility registration data base.
G. Plans and develops approaches to administer regulatory responsibilities in the Interstate Travel Program and provides information, problem-solving and technical assistance to Agency and external organizations within this program.
2. AUTHORITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE.
The functional statements for the Office were approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, effective October 1, 2012.