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Upcoming Webinar to Inform Public About FDA's Inspection Process

Saturday, March 20, 2010 Research News J E 4
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Part of the 'FDA Basics' Series of Online Sessions for the Public

FDA Consumer Health Information

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What kinds of products and facilities does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspect?  Who conducts these inspections?  What do they look for?

(Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO)

Here is your chance to find out answers to these questions and more from FDA experts who have led or conducted inspections.

When:  Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET

Where: https://collaboration.fda.gov/inspectionprocess/

Host:  FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA)

301-827-3101, ORAContactUs@FDA.HHS.GOV

Speaker:  Michael C. Rogers, deputy director, Office of Regional Operations

To ensure the safety of marketed products, FDA experts inspect domestic and foreign establishments, check shipments of imported products, and collect and test product samples for signs of contamination.

During this webinar, FDA experts will present information on

  • the organization within FDA that is charged with conducting inspections
  • the facilities FDA is responsible for inspecting
  • what an inspection involves
  • inspection follow-up and enforcement actions
  • the rigorous training that inspectors receive

The presentation will run approximately 30 minutes and will include an opportunity to ask questions.

To join the webinar:

  1. Click https://collaboration.fda.gov/inspectionprocess/ (or cut and paste it into your Internet browser).
  2. Click "Enter as a Guest," fill in your name, then click "Enter Room."
  3. Dial 1-877-685-5350 and enter participant passcode: 969082

This webinar is the second in a series of monthly online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The webinar series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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