New Fees Under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Actby Nancy McDonald on 08/22/14
On August 2, 2013, FDA will
announce in a Federal Register notice the fiscal year FY 2014 fee schedule for
certain domestic and foreign facility reinspections, importer reinspections,
and failure to comply with recall orders.
There is no fee for an initial FDA inspection. FSMA authorizes FDA to assess and collect fees related to certain domestic food facility, foreign food facility, and importer reinspections. The fee for reinspection is to cover reinspection-related costs when an initial inspection has identified certain food safety problems. See the Assessment of Reinspection and Recall Fees by the FDA for more information.
FDA has authority to assess and collect fees for food recall activities associated with a recall order when a domestic food facility or importer does not comply with such order.
There are also fees that can be collected for administrative costs of the voluntary qualified importer program, for costs associated with issuing food export certifications, and for costs to establish and administer the third-party accreditation program.
The rates are as follows: $237 an hour if no foreign travel is required and $302 an hour if foreign travel is required. The fees are effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.