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FSMA Technical Assistance Network (TAN) Inquiries Report

Report Dates: 9/10/2015 through 04/30/2024

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 11,629
Phone 2,466
Email 257
Web Case 124
Mail 9
Web Chat 4
Total 14,494

Inquiries Received by Inquirer (September 10, 2015 - April 30, 2024)

I am a Member of this Category Inquiries Received
Academia 591
Consumer 497
Industry/Business 11,843
Media 28
Medical 26
N/A 615
Other Government Official - Domestic 179
Other Government Official - International 207
Regulator - FDA Compliance Staff 77
Regulator - FDA Investigator 140
Regulator - State Inspector 291
Total 14,494

Inquiries Received by FSMA Topic

FSMA Topic Inquiries Received
Accredited Third-Party Certification (3rd Party) 374
Food Safety Dashboard Measure 9
Food Traceability 460
Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) 3,370
Intentional Adulteration 351
Lab Accreditation 111
Other 216
Preventive Controls-Animal Food 1,358
Preventive Controls-Human Food 5,104
Produce Safety 1,595
Sanitary Transportation for Human and Animal Food 1,488
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) 58
Total 14,494

Inquiries Received, Domestic vs. International

Country of Origin Inquiries Received
Domestic 11,714
International 2,780
Total 14,494

Note: Information is current as of April 2024. 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.

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