About FDA

How often does FDA inspect food manufacturing facilities?

FDA inspects food facilities routinely, often in partnership with state regulatory agencies. The frequency is based on the type of facility, the type of food processed or handled at the facility, and the public health risk associated with the product. If a facility is found to need some corrective actions, follow-up inspections are conducted to review the implementation of the corrections.

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