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Good Manufacturing Practices - Audit Report Form (FRM-0211)
Instructions for Completing the form

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Applicants may submit a corporate or consultant audit report, using the Audit Report Form, as evidence to establish the compliance of a foreign site with Division 2 (GMP) of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), so long as the criteria outlined in the guidance "Guidance on Evidence to Demonstrate Drug GMP Compliance of Foreign Sites" (GUI-0080) are met.

The audit must be conducted by an individual(s) that possesses sufficient knowledge of and experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and is qualified according to section C.02.006 of the FDR.

General Information

Instructions:

  • 1a) Indicate the date(s) when the audit was conducted.
  • 1b) Define the type of submission by checking off one of the following boxes
    • New Establishment Licence Application: First-time applications
    • Amendment to Establishment Licence: Submission for amendment
    • Renewal of Establishment Licence: Submission for renewal
    • In support of a Drug Submission: If this audit report is being submitted in support of a drug submission, indicate the submission control number, along with the name of the product for which the submission has been filed.
  • 2a) Date of the last inspection at the building identified under B.
    2b) Define the type of the last inspection by checking off one of the following boxes:
    • Corporate audit: inspection was conducted internally
    • Consultant audit: inspection was conducted by an independent person(s) or organization
    • Regulatory Authority: as defined in Section C.01A.001(1) of the FDR, a government agency or other entity in a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) country that has a legal right to control the use or sale of drugs within that country and that may take enforcement action to ensure that drugs marketed within its jurisdiction comply with legal requirements
    • Qualified Authority: an authority member of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) or the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)
    • Other: any other type of inspection
  • 3) The registered name of the building
  • 4-11) Indicate the street address, city/town, province/state, postal/zip code, country where the building is located.
    • Building refers to one location, one address. When an applicant carries out activities in more than one building at different addresses, an Audit Report must be completed for each address.
  • 12a) The list of attendees present at the opening meeting, along with their title.
  • 12b) The list of attendees present at the closing meeting, along with their title.
  • 13) Indicate the activity(ies) that is(are) being performed in this building: manufacturing, packaging, labelling and/or testing.
  • 14) Indicate the product(s) that were covered during the audit. Include the product(s)'s Drug Identification Number, if assigned, along with its dosage form(s).
  • 15) Identify the name of the auditor(s).
  • 16) Define the type of audit that was conducted by checking off one of the following boxes:
    • Corporate: audit was conducted internally
    • Consultant: audit was conducted by an independent person(s) or organization
  • 17) Indicate how the person(s) identified in box #15 is considered to be qualified by specifying his/her education, training, technical knowledge, etc.
  • 18) Include general information with respect to the layout of the facility. It is recommended that a site map be included for facilities with numerous buildings. In addition, include a brief history of the facility, including any changes that have occurred since the last inspection, as well as any other information that is not captured under any of the above boxes.
    If the audit was product-specific, include an overview of the product's manufacturing process, as well as any other pertinent information.

Detailed Report
Division 2 of the FDR sets out the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that manufacturers, packagers, labellers, testers, importers, distributors and wholesalers  must meet before an Establishment Licence (EL) will be issued.

Statements/Questions: Yes/No
The statements/questions in this report are divided into sections in accordance with those outlined in Division 2 of the FDR.
Check off the response to the statement/question as either Yes that the statement/question is correct or No that the statement/question is not correct. If the statement/question is unclear, refer to the appropriate section(s) in the GMP guidance document (GUI-0001) for assistance.

If the answer to the statement/question is yes, clearly describe, in the space provided, how the site complies with the referenced section of FDR.

If the answer is no, provide a clear rationale, in the space provided, as to why the statement/question is not applicable to the activities conducted at the site.

Note: Additional pages may be attached if the space provided is not sufficient. Identify the additional pages that have been attached under the Supporting Documentation section.

Deviations
For each statement/question, list in the provided table all of the deviations from Division 2 of the FDR that were observed during the audit. Assess the risk associated with each observation, based on Health Canada's guide "Risk Classification of GMP Observations (GUI-0023)":

  • "Risk 1" (critical) are observations describing a situation that is likely to result in a non-compliance product or a situation that may result in an immediate or health risk and any observation that involves fraud, misrepresentation or falsification of products or data.
  • "Risk 2" (major) are observations that may result in the production of a drug non consistently meeting its marketing authorization.
  • "Risk 3" (other) are observations that are neither "Risk 1" nor "Risk 2" but are a departure from the GMP.

Corrective Actions
If deviation(s) were listed above, describe in the space provided the details of the corrective action(s) that were taken or will be taken, along with time lines, in addition to any preventive measures to avoid recurrence, as needed.

For each listed deviation(s), a corrective action plan may be attached and listed under the Supporting Documentation section.

Supporting Documentation
List all supporting documentation as described above (SOP(s), corrective action plan(s), etc.), and attach the document(s) directly behind the statement/question page.

For each statement/question, the applicant is required to list the title(s) and the number(s) of the relevant standard operating procedure(s) that are in use at the site.  However, the actual SOP(s) does not need to be attached, unless the applicant feels that the SOP(s) will help in the assessment of the site's compliance with Division 2 of the FDR.  In addition, a copy of any SOP may be requested at any time during the assessment of the site's compliance with Division 2 of the FDR.

Overall Rating
A judgement is required on the part of the auditor(s) as to the overall compliance, based on Health Canada's guide "Risk Classification of GMP Observations (GUI-0023)", of the site with Division 2 of the FDR.

If the answer to the statement/question is yes, clearly describe, in the space provided, how the site complies with Division 2 of the FDR.

If the answer is no, provide a clear rationale, in the space provided, as to why the site does not comply with Division 2 of the FDR.

Attestation
The person(s) that conducted the audit, as identified in box #15, is(are) required to Print and Sign his/her name and Date this part of the Audit Report form.

In addition, if deviations were observed during the audit, it is requested that an official with signing authority, from the audited foreign site, Print and Sign his/her name and Date the second attestation.