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Domestic Mutual Reliance in Human and Animal Food West Division 4

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The Division of Human and Animal Food West 4 (HAFW4) encompasses: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

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


Arizona 

FDA engages with the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) to perform contract inspections. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. AZDHS performs current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the human food program. AZDHS participates in the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards.  

Areas of Collaboration 

  • Work planning sessions 
  • Utilizing 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 
  • Training, including on-the-job training for state inspectors 
  • Regulated industry information sharing 
  • Product recalls 

Additional Resources 


Colorado 

The FDA engages with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) to perform contract inspections. CDPHE performs Juice Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Seafood HACCP, current Good Manufacturing Practices, Acidified Foods, Environmental Sampling Assignments, and Full Scope Preventive Controls inspections in the human food program. CDA performs Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, Non-Licensed Medicated Feed Mill, and Veterinary Feed Directive inspections in the animal food program. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. CDPHE participates in the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards and is a participant in the State Produce Implementation Cooperative Agreement Program. CDA participates in the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards.

Areas of Collaboration 

  • Work planning sessions 
  • Utilizing 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 
  • Training, including on-the-job training for state inspectors 
  • Regulated industry information sharing 
  • Product recalls 

Additional Resources: 


New Mexico 

FDA engages with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) to perform contract inspections. NMED performs current Good Manufacturing Practices inspections in the human food program, and NMDA performs Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, current Good Manufacturing Practices, and Veterinary Feed Directive inspections in the animal food program. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. NMED participates in the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards. NMDA participates in the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards and is a participant in the State Produce Implementation Cooperative Agreement Program. 

Areas of Collaboration 

  • Work planning sessions 
  • Utilizing 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 
  • Training, including on-the-job training for state inspectors 
  • Regulated industry information sharing 
  • Product recalls 

Additional Resources 


Utah 

FDA engages with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) to perform contract inspections. UDAF performs current Good Manufacturing Practices, Juice Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, and Full Scope Preventive Controls inspections in the human food program, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy inspections in the animal food program. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. UDAF is in full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards and is a participant in the State Produce Implementation Cooperative Agreement Program. 

In April 2021, UDAF signed a domestic mutual reliance partnership agreement with FDA to further expand collaboration and commitment to protecting public health, as well as enhance the relationship between the agencies as they work together toward an Integrated Food Safety System.

Area of Collaboration 

  • Work planning sessions 
  • Utilizing state inspectional data to assist with casework performed 
  • Sharing compliance activities 
  • Joint inspections of facilities when needed 
  • Food Safety Task Force 
  • Rapid Response Team 
  • Regulatory meetings with the state and the division’s compliance branch to discuss non-compliance of firms and bring firms into voluntary compliance 
  • Training, including on-the-job training for state inspectors 
  • Regulated industry information sharing 
  • Product recalls 

Additional Resources 


Wyoming 

FDA engages with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) to perform contract human food inspections. WDA performs current Good Manufacturing Practices, Acidified Food, and Full Scope Preventive Controls inspections in the human food program. State employees enter and inspect under FDA authority, thus maintaining active FDA credentials. WDA is in full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards.

Area of Collaboration 

  • Work planning sessions 
  • Utilizing 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 
  • Training, including on-the-job training for state inspectors 
  • Regulated industry information sharing 
  • Product recalls 

Additional Resources 

 

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