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The FDA has restarted unannounced inspections of manufacturing facilities. The restart commenced on February 7. Inspections were halted in March 2020 with the outbreak of COVID-19. A limited number of inspections had restarted; however, they were again paused due to the emergence of the Omicron variant in December 2021. The agency plans to proceed with planned inspections in countries that have received country clearance and fall under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Level 1 or Level 2 COVID-19 travel recommendations. India and China belong to these categories. The FDA plans to restart additional foreign surveillance inspections in April.
Companies need to be ready for the restart of FDA inspections. NSF’s global team of pharmaceutical and biotech experts is already assisting companies with their preparations.
You can speak with one of our experts by completing the “Ready to Begin the Process” form below and ensure that your company is ready when the inspectors call.
We have created a brief essential guide to the issues you need to be aware of as FDA inspections return.
Join NSF expert John Johnson on March 2 at 2 p.m. GMT for a 30-minute look at how you and your company can best prepare for 2022. John will cover questions including:
NSF expert Maxine Fritz, a former FDA investigator, has created a helpful tool for those seeking to assist companies embarking on remediation projects. She suggests a three-Cs approach: company culture, communication and collaboration.
The impact of a suspension of manufacturing activities at a site can be catastrophic. Lynne Byers, Global Managing Director, Pharmaceuticals and Dietary Supplements Consulting, at NSF, looks at how a suspension affected a company in the UK. She also explores the steps NSF took to assist the company and to get them back to manufacturing and distribution. Lynne Byers was formerly Head of Inspectorate and Licensing at the UK’s MHRA.
The quality of your products depends on the quality of your people and the effectiveness of your pharmaceutical quality system. Our global team of experts can deliver in-person and online training to companies in the pharmaceutical sector. They can also provide customized training specific to your needs.