Prevention of product contamination through an Environmental Monitoring Program is a requirement across FDA regulated industries. This ensures product safety and reduces the likelihood of an adverse event(s) for the consumer. An established EMP is required by FDA as part of a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) quality system.
Foreign entities who operate in US FDA-regulated industries must have an appointed FDA US agent before they can import products into the US. At a minimum these FDA US agents provide the most basic of required services. However, agents with relevant experience and knowledge can provide much more.