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Domestic Mutual Reliance in Human and Animal Food East Division 5

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The Division of Human and Animal Food East 5 (HAFE5) encompasses Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee.

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


Alabama

The FDA engages with the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to perform contract inspections. The ADAI conducts current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the animal food program and ADPH performs contract inspections in the human food program. ADPH state employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. ADAI state employees enter and inspect using state authority to conduct contract inspection on behalf of the FDA, using state credentials.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • 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
  • Product recalls
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests

Additional Resources


Kentucky

The FDA engages with the Kentucky Cabinet of Health & Family Services (KCHFS) and University of Kentucky Regulatory Services (UKRS) to perform contract inspections. The KCHFS conducts current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the human food program, and UKRS performs contract inspections in the animal food program. UKRS state employees enter and inspect using FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. KCHFS state employees enter and inspect using state authority and credentials.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • 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
  • Product recalls
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests

Additional Resources


Louisiana

The FDA engages with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry (LDAF) to perform contract inspections. The LDH conducts current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the human food program, and LDAF performs contract inspections in the animal food program. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • 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
  • Product recalls
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests

Additional Resources


Mississippi

The FDA engages with the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) to perform contract inspections. The MSDH conducts current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the human food program. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • 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
  • Product recalls
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests

Additional Resources:


Ohio

The FDA engages with the Ohio Department of Agriculture Food Safety Division (ODAFS), Ohio Department of Agriculture Grain, Feed and Seed Division (ODAGFS) to perform contract inspections, and Ohio Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Division. The ODAFS conducts current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the human food program. ODAGFS conducts current Good Manufacturing Practices in the animal food and ODA Animal Health Division conducts inspections in the egg program. ODAFS state employees enter and inspect using state authority and credentials. ODAGFS state employees enter and inspect using FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials.  ODA Animal Health Division state employees enter and inspect using FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • 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
  • Product recalls
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests

Additional Resources:


Tennessee

The FDA engages with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) to perform contract inspections. The TDA conducts current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the human and animal food program. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials.  

Areas of Collaboration

  • Work planning sessions
  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • 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
  • Product recalls
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Annual meetings
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Inventory and operational status requests

Additional Resources:

 

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