FDA

Quality Plan

In 21 CFR 820 Subpart B, the FDA states “Each manufacturer shall establish a quality plan which defines the quality practices, resources, and activities relevant to devices that are designed and manufactured.  The manufacturer shall establish how the requirements for quality will be met.” A quality plan states the goals your company has to improve…

FDA

FDA Inspections

If your company holds a 510(k) on a device, the FDA may perform an inspection of your facility for any number of reasons including routinely scheduled investigations or response to a reported problem.  These inspections are supposed to happen at least once every two years.  There is no requirement, though, for the FDA to give…

FDA

Device History Record

The FDA requires manufacturers to maintain Device History Records (DHR).  Within ISO 13485, there isn’t a specific requirement for a DHR, but it does require the manufacturer to create all of the individual records the FDA requires the DHR to contain.  The Device History Record is meant to be a collection of records containing all…

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New FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Rules Published

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made two final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules public: Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals JDSupra Business Advisor published an article discussing an overview of…