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FSMA Technical Assistance Network (TAN) Inquiries Report

Report Dates: 9/10/2015 through 12/31/2019

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 8,799
Phone 1,835
Email 180
Mail 9
Total 10,828
Inquiries Received by Inquirer (September 10, 2015 - December 31, 2019)
 I am a Member of this Category Inquiries Received
Industry/Business 8,958
Academia 477
N/A 445
Consumer 291
Regulator - State Inspector 196
Other Government Official - Domestic 140
Other Government Official - International 140
Regulator - FDA Investigator 99
Regulator - FDA Compliance Staff 48
Medical 18
Media 16
Total 10,828
Inquiries Received by FSMA Topic
 FSMA Topic Inquiries Received  
Preventive Controls-Human Food 4,156
Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) 2,479
Produce Safety 1,302
Sanitary Transportation for Human and Animal Food 1,292
Preventive Controls-Animal Food 743
Accredited Third-Party Certification (3rd Party) 339
Other 210
Intentional Adulteration 206
Lab Accreditation 52
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) 49
Total 10,828
Inquiries Received, Domestic vs. International
 Country of Origin Inquiries Received
 Domestic 8,860
 International 2,068
 Total 10,828

Note: Information is current as of December 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.