Yesterday (July 31, 2012) the FDA announced its fee structure for rates to be assessed under the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2013.
The rates for 2013 are $221.00 per hour if no foreign travel is required and $289.00 per hour if foreign travel is required. The new rates will be effective from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. In October the next fiscal year’s fee schedule will be published.
Although the fees are hefty, they are a reduction from the 2012 rates. The 2012 rates were $224.00 per hour is no foreign travel is required and $325.00 per hour if foreign travel is required.
The new fees under FSMA apply when domestic and foreign facility is reinspected by the FDA and likely local officials in the US for failures to comply with a recall order, importer inspection, or facility inspection.
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