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Park is the principal for Food-Defense, LLC. He has practiced food protection technical and management consulting for 46 years, is an FDA-recognized international processing authority, and an FSPCA PCQI Lead instructor. Reach him at email@example.com.
Intentional Adulteration Inspections to Begin March 2020
In April, FDA announced during a public meeting that routine inspections to verify compliance with the IA Rule will begin in March 2020. FDA heard from stakeholders that due to the novel nature of the IA Rule and its requirements, they believe more time is needed to develop a fully compliant food defense plan. To allow industry time with resources, tools, and trainings, FDA will be starting routine IA Rule inspections next year.—FQ&S