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Domestic Mutual Reliance in Human and Animal Food East Division 6

 

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The Division of Human and Animal Food East 6 (HAFE6) encompasses Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.

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


Illinois

The FDA engages with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Agriculture to perform contract human food and animal food/feed inspections. The FDA relies on the state’s expertise to perform Juice hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP), Seafood HACCP, and modernized Good Manufacturing Practice and Preventive Controls Inspections. State employees enter and inspect under their authority for human food inspections and animal food inspects under FDA authority, maintaining federal credentials.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • Sharing compliance activities
  • Joint inspections of facilities when needed
  • Sharing of sample analysis to remove violative products from the market
  • 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

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Indiana

The FDA engages with the Indiana Department of Health, Office of Indiana State Chemist and Indiana State Egg Board to perform human/animal food and egg safety contract inspections. The Indiana Department of health also participates in Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards, Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement, rapid response teams, the Laboratory Flexible Funding Model (LFFM), and the Food Protection Task Force. The Office of Indiana State Chemist is participating in the LFFM, and the Indiana Board of Animal Health participates in the Drug Residue Prevention Program Cooperative agreement. State inspectors receive and maintain FDA credentials to enter and inspect under FDA authority.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • Sharing compliance activities
  • Joint inspections of facilities when needed
  • Sharing of sample analysis to remove violative products from the market
  • 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

Additional Resources


Michigan

FDA engages with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to perform contract human food and animal food/feed inspections. Commissioned MDARD inspectors conduct inspections and collect samples on behalf of FDA under the FD&C Act. FDA relies on the state’s expertise to perform current Good Manufacturing Process and Preventive Controls inspections, as well as Juice hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP), Seafood HACCP, and low-acid canned food inspections and environmental sampling. MDARD also participates in Animal Food Regulatory Program Standards, Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards, rapid response teams, and the Laboratory Flexible Funding Model.

Areas of Collaboration

  • Using state inspectional data to assist with casework performed
  • Sharing compliance activities
  • Joint inspections of facilities when needed
  • Sharing of sample analysis to remove violative products from the market
  • 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

Additional Resources

 

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