Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

Grain Product Manufacturers

GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS OF GRAIN PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS

Last updated: July 2003

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

TERMINOLOGY

EQUIPMENT

SECTION I: ELEVATORS
Safety Precautions
Raw Materials
Storage Facilities
Pesticide Usage

SECTION II: FLOUR MILLING
Raw Material
Production Equipment
Packaging Equipment
Finished Flour
Food Additives
Sanitation
Quality Control
Sample Collection

SECTION III: BAKERY PRODUCTS, DOUGHS, BAKERY MIXES 
Raw Materials
Processing
Sanitation
Standards
Sample Collection

SECTION IV: MACARONI AND NOODLE PRODUCTS
Raw Materials
Sanitation
Enrichment Operations
Economic
Standards
Sample Collection

Note: This inspectional guidance is intended to provide guidance and instructions to FDA staff for obtaining information to help fulfill the Agency’s plans regarding the inspection of grain product manufacturers. This Inspection Guide does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statute and regulations. It is intended for FDA personnel and is available electronically to the public.

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