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FSMA Technical Assistance Network (TAN) Inquiries Report

Report Dates: 9/10/2015 through 8/31/2019

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 9,805
Phone 1,965
Email 159
Mail 9
Total 11,945
Inquiries Received by Inquirer (September 10, 2015 - August 31, 2019)
 I am a Member of this Category Inquiries Received
Industry/Business 9,675
N/A 589
Academia 485
Consumer 463
Regulator - State Inspector 205
Other Government Official - International 183
Other Government Official - Domestic 148
Regulator - FDA Investigator 99
Regulator - FDA Compliance Staff 53
Medical 27
Media 18
Total 11,945
Inquiries Received by FSMA Topic
 FSMA Topic Inquiries Received  
Preventive Controls-Human Food 3,836
Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) 2,402
Sanitary Transportation for Human and Animal Food 1,246
Produce Safety 1,239
Other 1,016
Food Facility Registration 995
Preventive Controls-Animal Food 610
Accredited Third-Party Certification (3rd Party) 327
Intentional Adulteration 182
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) 50
Lab Accreditation 42
Total 11,945
Inquiries Received, Domestic vs. International
 Country of Origin Inquiries Received
 Domestic 9,264
 International 2,681
 Total 11,945

Note: Information is current as of September 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.