Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

FDA Electronic Inspection System Updated

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

FDA Electronic Inspection System Updated

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Electronic Inspection System (EIS) is an inspection and food safety database management tool developed several years ago to aid federal, state, and local regulatory food agencies in FDA Food Code implementation and regulatory program management.

Numerous regulatory food agencies have implemented EIS or have indicated a desire to use it. Now EIS is being updated. A new EIS 2000 edition will have all the features of the current system as well as improvements and enhancements. To ensure that EIS 2000 is operational as soon as possible, it is being developed in two stages, or versions. Each version will include a feature for importing data to EIS 2000 from the EIS system in use at the time.

In Version 1.0, an interim version to be ready by April 15, the old system will be converted to a Y2K-compliant, Windows-based language. Version 1.0 also will include minor corrections that require minimal programming effort. Some examples are changing the regulation number field to accommodate an alphanumeric citation, correcting formatting problems with reports, adding the capability to check spelling and wrap words, and correcting errors to minimize corruption of files. …

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