USA – FDA could restart inspections at domestic sites this month

Months after halting most inspections amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday said it plans to resume on-site domestic inspections beginning the week of 20 July 2020.
 
As a safety measure, FDA will pre-announce all inspections, save for retail tobacco inspections, for the foreseeable future.
 
The announcement comes nearly two months after the agency said it will implement a phased approach to restarting surveillance inspections and four months after the agency halted its domestic inspection program. (RELATED: FDA halts domestic surveillance inspectionsRegulatory Focus 18 March 2020; FDA plans phased approach to restarting surveillance inspectionsRegulatory Focus 12 May 2020)…