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FSMA Technical Assistance Network (TAN) Inquiries Report

Report Dates: 9/10/2015 through 9/30/2019

The Technical Assistance Network (TAN) provides technical assistance to industry, regulators, academia, consumers and others regarding FSMA implementation. The TAN addresses questions related to the FSMA rules, programs, and implementation strategies after the rules are final.

This report summarizes key statistics since September 2015 about who is submitting FSMA inquiries; their topics of interest; and what channels of communication they are using to ask questions.

Inquiries Received by Method of Inquiry
Method of Inquiry Inquiries Received
Web Form 9,159
Phone 1,801
Email 165
Mail 9
Total 11,140
Inquiries Received by Inquirer (September 10, 2015 - September 30, 2019)
 I am a Member of this Category Inquiries Received
Industry/Business 9,060
N/A 517
Academia 483
Consumer 416
Regulator - State Inspector 191
Other Government Official - International 148
Other Government Official - Domestic 143
Regulator - FDA Investigator 92
Regulator - FDA Compliance Staff 48
Medical 25
Media 17
Total 11,140
Inquiries Received by FSMA Topic
 FSMA Topic Inquiries Received  
Preventive Controls-Human Food 3,876
Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) 2,418
Sanitary Transportation for Human and Animal Food 1,261
Produce Safety 1,251
Other 1,026
Preventive Controls-Animal Food 701
Accredited Third-Party Certification (3rd Party) 329
Intentional Adulteration 186
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) 50
Lab Accreditation 42
Total 11,140
Inquiries Received, Domestic vs. International
 Country of Origin Inquiries Received
 Domestic 8,900
 International 2,240
 Total 11,140

Note: Information is current as of October 2019. The data provided in this report is produced on an ongoing basis and is subject to change due to updates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided in this report at any time.