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Domestic Mutual Reliance in Human and Animal Food East Division 3

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The Division of Human and Animal Food East 3 (HAFE3) encompasses Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

State counterparts perform contract inspections in both human and animal food facilities.


Georgia

The FDA engages with the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to perform contract food and feed inspections. GDA conducts inspections for acidified food, juice hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP), seafood HACCP, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Preventive Controls (PC) inspections in the human food program. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, Non-Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, Traceback/Trace Forward, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Preventive Controls (PC) inspections are in the animal food program. State employees enter and inspect under GDA’s authority. Regulated establishments include human and animal food. The Georgia Department of Agriculture also participates in the Produce Safety, Laboratory Flexible Funding Model, and Flexible Funding Model Cooperative Agreement Program. In addition, the FDA, in conjunction with GDA, established a recall shadowing program that is being mirrored nationwide. GDA is in full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards and enrolled in the Animal Foods Regulatory Program Standards.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Data exchange/information sharing
  • Sharing compliance activities
  • Joint inspections of facilities when needed
  • Food Safety Task Force
  • Regulatory meetings with the state and the division’s compliance branch to discuss non-compliance of firms and bring firms into voluntary compliance
  • On-the-job training for state inspectors
  • Regulated industry information sharing
  • Roundtable discussions including academia discussing new and emerging trends & challenges
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests
  • Field staff training
  • Industry and consumer education
  • Sample collection and laboratory capacity, analysis, and reporting
  • Investigation of outbreaks and complaints
  • Product recall oversight and effectiveness/audit checks
  • Animal Food Contract Inspection Program
  • Human Food Inspection Contract Inspection Program
  • Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards
  • Animal Food Regulatory Program Standards

Additional Resources


North Carolina

The FDA engages with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) to perform contract food and feed inspections. NCDA conducts inspections for acidified food, juice hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP), seafood HACCP, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Preventive Controls (PC) inspections in the human food program. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, Non-Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, Traceback/Trace Forward, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Preventive Controls (PC) inspections are in the animal food program. State employees enter and inspect under NCDA’s authority. Regulated establishments include human and animal food. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture also participates in the Produce Safety, Laboratory Flexible Funding Model, and Flexible Funding Model Cooperative Agreement Programs. In addition, NCDA is participating in a recall shadowing program that is being mirrored nationwide. NCDA is in full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards and enrolled in the Animal Foods Regulatory Program Standards.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Data exchange/information sharing
  • Sharing compliance activities
  • Joint inspections of facilities when needed
  • Food Safety Task Force
  • Regulatory meetings with the state and the division’s compliance branch to discuss non-compliance of firms and bring firms into voluntary compliance
  • On-the-job training for state inspectors
  • Regulated industry information sharing
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests
  • Field staff training
  • Recall Effectiveness Checks
  • Animal Food Contract Inspection Program
  • Human Food Contract Inspection Program
  • Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards
  • Animal Food Regulatory Program Standards

Additional Resources


South Carolina

The FDA engages with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) to perform contract food and feed inspections. SCDA conducts inspections for acidified food, juice hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP), seafood HACCP, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Preventive Controls (PC) inspections in the human food program. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, Non-Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, Traceback/Trace Forward, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Preventive Controls (PC) inspections are in the animal food program. State employees for the food program enter and inspect under SCDA’s authority and the feed program enters an inspects under FDA’s authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. Regulated establishments include human and animal food. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture also participates in the Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement Program. SCDA is in full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards and enrolled in the Animal Foods Regulatory Program Standards.

The FDA engages with The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Controls to perform contract food inspections of manufactured dairy product firms, wholesale ice firms, bottled water firms, and beverage bottling firms and warehouses. State employees enter and inspect under FDA’s authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. SCDHEC is in full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards and participates in the Laboratory Flexible Funding Model Cooperative Agreement.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Data exchange/information sharing
  • Sharing compliance activities
  • Joint inspections of facilities when needed
  • Food Safety Task Force
  • Regulatory meetings with the state and the division’s compliance branch to discuss non-compliance of firms and bring firms into voluntary compliance
  • On-the-job training for state inspectors
  • Regulated industry information sharing
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests
  • Field staff training
  • Animal Food Contract Inspection Program
  • Human Food Inspection Contract Inspection Program
  • Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards
  • Animal Food Regulatory Program Standards

Additional Resources

 

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