The FDA, formerly The Association of First Division Civil Servants, is a trade union for UK senior and middle management civil servants and public service professionals founded in 1918.
Its over 19,000 members include Whitehall policy advisers middle and senior managers, tax inspectors, economists and statisticians, government-employed lawyers, crown prosecutors, procurators fiscal, schools inspectors, diplomats, senior national museum staff, senior civil servants, accountants and National Health Service (NHS) managers.
Membership structure and affiliations
Its federal structure means that some sections of the union operate under separate branding. Three parts of the union have distinctive institutional features. Senior staff at HM Revenue and Customs join the Association of Revenue and Customs (ARC) which is also a certified trade union as well as a section of FDA. Managers in the NHS join Managers in Partnership (MiP), a joint venture with Unison (http://www.unison.org.uk/) of which MiP members are also members.
Members in mddle management (Higher Executive Officer and Senior Executive Officers) join Keystone (wearekeystone.org.uk).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is authorized to perform inspections under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, Sec. 704 (21 USC §374) "Factory Inspection".Form FDA 483, "Inspectional Observations," is a form used by the FDA to document and communicate concerns discovered during these inspections. Also referred to as "Form 483" or merely "483", it states thereon that it
A recipient of a 483 should respond to the FDA, addressing each item, indicating agreement and either providing a timeline for correction or requesting clarification of what the FDA requires.
This response must be submitted within 15 business days regardless of the number of observations, as of September 2009. While a response is not compulsory, a good response can usually help a company avoid receiving a Warning Letter from the FDA, withholding of product approval, or plant shut-down. Most experts warn that responses should be comprehensive, well-reasoned, well-documented and timely, and that each observation should be addressed individually.
Raid is a 2003 Finnish crime film directed by Tapio Piirainen. It is an adaptation of the 2000 television series of the same name (itself based on the novel series of the same name by Harri Nykänen). The screenplay was written by Nykänen and Piirainen.