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By Bryan Armentrout, EAS Independent Consultant

“Is your food safety plan ready for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection?” Did you know that the average cost of a recall is now over $30 million? That is actual cost; it doesn’t include losses to brand value, lawsuits, and lost sales. If your food safety plan is not up to par, a recall could be the result. You could end up with FDA issuing you an Inspectional Observations Form 483. Another serious outcome is a Warning Letter addressed to your CEO listing the inspection findings for everyone to see on FDA’s website. It’s a threat to your business that you must keep from happening in the first place.

I specialize in making sure that companies are ready for an FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulatory inspection. I want to share with you some of my top observations to help you take action and improve your food safety plan. The seeds for your destruction lie hidden in your food safety plan. Find and fix them before it blows up in your face.

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