There has been a lot of talk lately about when FDA does get geared up, that they are going to be paying quite a bit of attention to your environmental monitoring programs. Update these if you haven’t done so in a while. If you don’t have a program, get one started. It is not that expensive or time consuming.
Our job is to keep you abreast of these updates.
In this blog we are recommending that you become better acquainted with your suppliers, especially the major suppliers. They are a big part of your business. A meeting twice a year is appropriate. You should outline goals and objectives. Get to know them better. Do not make price and cost the only reason for using a particular supplier.
You want that supplier to make money, but also to bring you value every year.
Recently FDA through the courts issued a permanent injunction on a firm for Listeria innocua. FDA found Listeria innocua in the facility. Listeria innocua is considered more of a environmental bacteria, but it may lead to Listeria monocytogenes.
It is interesting to note that they issued a permanent injunction here and not a temporary injunction which forced the firm to stop everything (Producing, shipping, receiving ,etc.) until the problem was rectified.
A lot different from the old days.