The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducts inspections and assessments of regulated facilities to determine a firm's compliance with applicable laws and regulations, such as the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and related Acts.
FDA discloses a segment of inspection information to help improve the public’s understanding of how the FDA works to protect the public health. Disclosure of a firm’s inspection information encourages firm compliance and provides the public with an understanding of the Agency’s enforcement actions and an ability to make more informed marketplace choices.
Some inspection data may be not be posted until a final enforcement action is taken. This database does not represent a comprehensive listing of all conducted inspections and should not be used as a source to compile official data.
For a firm's current compliance status, it is important to check the Inspection Classification Database for updates.
To learn more about the Inspection Classification Database, please visit the FAQs page.
Questions regarding the Inspection Classification Database may be directed by email to FDAInspectionsClassifications@fda.hhs.gov.
Inspection Classification Database and Search
- To search for inspections, use the FDA Data Dashboard.
- Inspection Classification from 10/1/2008 through 10/14/2021 (Report Date - October 2021) (Excel Format) ** This dataset will be decommissioned in January 2022. Inspection Classification data can be found on the FDA Data Dashboard.