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Division of Compliance

Division of Compliance


The Division of Compliance is committed to preventing violations and enforcing the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and related laws through guidance, education and regulatory actions. It is comprised of five teams- Complaint/Emergency/Recall; Post-Market Compliance; Drug Residue Compliance; Pre-Market Compliance and Administrative Actions; and Programs and Operation(s) Support.

Division of Compliance (HFV-230)
Office of Surveillance and Compliance
Center for Veterinary Medicine
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
MPN IV Bldg., Room 146
7519 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855-2773
Telephone: (240) 402-7001
FAX: (240) 276-9241

Please Note our mailing address is:

Division of Compliance
FDA/CVM
12225 Wilkins Avenue MPN IV
Rockville, MD 20852

The Complaint/Emergency/Recall/Reconditioning Team (HFV-231) works on many emerging issues involving food, drugs, and zoonotic diseases that require immediate CVM response and coordination. The team also handles consumer complaints, recalls, diversion/reconditioning requests, and houses the OS&C/Veterinary Response and Investigation Network (Vet-LIRN) liaison.

The Post-Market Compliance Team (HFV-232) deals with all issues related to marketed animal drugs and devices.

The Drug Residue Compliance Team (HFV-233) is responsible for the development and Maintenance of Compliance Program 7371.006, Illegal Residues in Meat, Poultry, Aquacultured Seafood and Other Animal Derived Foods. The Team reviews all regulatory actions associated with this Compliance Program.

The Pre-Market Compliance and Administrative Actions Team (HFV-234) provide expertise regarding Bioresearch Monitoring (BIMO) inspections, investigational research issues, pre-market animal drug and device inquiries, administrative hearings, and export certificates.

The Programs and Operation(s) Support Team (HFV-235) assists with supporting many of the Division of Compliance programs, and coordinates CVM work-planning. The Team also manages Division assignments and assures that significant actions are on schedule by utilizing project management applications.

The Post-Market Compliance Animal Food Team (HFV-236) manages animal food programs, including BSE, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, Medicated Feeds, Veterinary Feed Directive, Sanitary Transportation, and Foreign Supplier Verification Program. The team also reviews animal food enforcement actions, develops and provides training to federal and state personnel, and aids in the development of animal food policies and programs.