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The detailed technical knowledge of EAS Senior Directors and Independent Consultants sets us apart from the competition and EAS frequently offers webinars in a public forum to provide a regulatory overview of hot topics that enable greater industry understanding. These public webinars are also available on-demand, here on the EAS website. We hope that you find them informative and welcome any questions or comments.

Hygiene Improvement, Monitoring & Tracking

Hygiene Improvement, Monitoring & Tracking

While the “new norm” for food manufacturing hygienic practices is rapidly evolving, an intense focus on proactive assurance of food and employee safety is the top industry priority. With increased focus on hygienic practices comes an increased requirement to data …

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Selecting and Submitting an ANDA Application

Selecting and Submitting an ANDA Application

The FDA Generic Drug User Fees Amendment (GDUFA) has entered a relatively matured stage with applicants of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) experiencing a timely review and communications regarding their submissions packet, as well as increasing approval numbers. However, until …

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Retail Food Safety in a Post-Pandemic World

Retail Food Safety in a Post-Pandemic World

The Retail Food Industry is finally beginning to see an opening as many areas of the country are experiencing decreasing cases of COVID-19, meaning businesses can begin to safely scale up. But what does that mean and how can the retail food industry ensure safe operations in this new normal? Do you understand …

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Codex Opportunities for Food Manufacturers

Codex Opportunities for Food Manufacturers

Can Codex food standards and various food safety, hygiene guidelines and codes of practice positively impact domestic food manufacturers that do not export? The short answer is “YES!” Codex provides a transparent international platform for food safety and hygiene as well as manufacturing practices, food …

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Navigating CBP and Prior Notice of FDA’s Imported Products

As the pace of FDA regulated products increases, companies importing food, dietary supplements, food additives, food and dietary ingredients to the United States must keep pace with changing regulations intended to ensure the safety of U.S. consumer and integrity of the food-based products being imported. FDA has historically seen an import rate increase of 5-10% in the last decade and in 2018, 31% of those were food products requiring prior notice.

Understanding how to navigate the FDA and US Customs import process, including how to utilize their programs to expedite the review of paperwork and shipments at the US ports of entry will be …

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GMPs for OTCs – Improving Compliance as FDA Eyes Enforcement Actions

With more than 80 therapeutic categories, Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug products play an ever-increasing role in health care. FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) working in conjunction with the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) ensures that OTC products are safe to use, appropriately labeled, adverse events reports are filed and that all products are manufactured under the appropriate quality control measures. Generally, the FDA’s first and best opportunity to assess the quality and compliance conformance of an OTC drug will be during an on-site inspection of the manufacturing facility. From a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) perspective, manufacturers …

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Understanding the Food Fraud Puzzle

Understanding the Food Fraud Puzzle

With long supply chains that can stretch around the world, Food Fraud is a hot topic for the food industry, consumers and government regulators. Food fraud’s negative impacts cause financial harm to the food manufacturing industry and public harm while fostering consumer mistrust. Examples of food …

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FDA 21 CFR-Part 11 Compliance Audit

Regardless of the type of industry, if you are regulated by the FDA you are bound by the rules around electronic data integrity. Whether preparing to release a finished batch of material, making decisions on data and information that was created and generated electronically or preparing to file a technical dossier with the FDA; your electronic recordkeeping and other electronic data forms require more than just being available for review and inspection. The FDA requires these sources of evidence to be generated, processed and maintained in a manner that provides complete traceability, prevents unauthorized alteration …

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Cosmetics Claims – Words Do Matter

In the competitive cosmetics world, discerning consumers are carefully considering product purchases to determine which offer the results they are hoping to achieve. In response, the pressure on marketing and labeling teams may entice to push the envelope with regards to product claims. However, …

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Pharma’s Problems with Data Integrity

FDA takes data Integrity very seriously and their many Warning Letters and Import Alerts to dosage form and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturers in the past several years, indicate that validation is a consistent problem for the pharmaceutical industry. Data integrity, or lack thereof …

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Preparing for Foreign FDA Inspections

Have you ever wondered why your foreign suppliers: API, intermediates, food ingredients, etc. are suddenly in trouble with regulatory authorities? Did they just go astray or is your auditing program not performing as designed? Actually, there are several things at play. EAS Independent Consultant, Peter Saxon, will shed some light on reasons FDA inspections can “go south” as well as provide …

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The Role of Your US Agent

Foreign entities who operate in US FDA regulated industries must have an appointed US Agent before doing business and importing products into the US. US Agents act as an intermediary between the foreign company and FDA, assisting with two-way communication on requirements and questions such as establishment and facility registrations, product listings as well as submissions such …

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Medical Device Quality Auditing

Medical Device manufacturers understand the tight FDA regulations and legal obligations surrounding devices. From initial safety and effectiveness study design through Pre-Market Applications (PMAs), Pre-Market Notifications (PMN), registration, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) through reporting …

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Key Changes in SQF 8.0

While 2017 is a year for manufacturing facilities to augment their FSMA programs for US markets, 2018 will be a year to update their GFSI systems. Beginning in January SQF advances to Edition 8.0. Learn more about these revisions and the impact on SQF 8.0 on facilities who are, or plan to be, certified by SQF.

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How to Successfully Respond to FDA 483s and Warning Letters

EAS Senior Advisor for Quality and Compliance, Mr. Robert Fish, will present a webinar on How to Respond to FDA 483s and Warning Letters. He will discuss the correct and incorrect way to prepare these responses with emphasis on the FDA’s expectations. He will also explain why companies may receive an FDA 483 and how to respond in a way to prevent the issuance of a Warning Letter.”

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Managing FDA Inspections

With FDA inspections becoming more frequent, particularly in the dietary supplement world, it is imperative that companies familiarize themselves with how to host and manage such an inspection. We say “manage an FDA inspection” because the more knowledge a company has the better able it will be to make the inspection process move smoothly in the direction that you help set. To provide you with that knowledge, this webinar will cover:

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FDA Strategies to Implement & Enforce the Food Safety Modernization Act

This FSMA webinar will explore FDA’s anticipated enforcement strategy following finalization of the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control (HARPC) regulations for manufactured foods. The final rule will require that each food facility identify a “Qualified Individual” to conduct a multi-factor hazard analysis, then design and implement a written plan to control significant hazards.

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