Rita Hoffman is the Principal Consultant/Owner of Regs & Recall Strategies, LLC, and a consulting firm providing regulatory insight focusing on industry assistance on FDA compliance issues. Ms. Hoffman has been consulting with FDA firms on post marketing issues for the past 6 years. She enjoys teaching firms on how to think like and FDA Officer and shares her skills on her past experiences both in and out of FDA.
Prior to working as a consultant, Ms. Hoffman spent more than 37 years with the FDA. She retired in 2011 after holding the position of recall branch chief for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). She was responsible for oversight and review of all medical devices recalls with extensive knowledge of the legal authority of 21 CFR Parts 7 & 806, 803 and 820 of the Act. During Ms. Hoffman’s tenure with FDA, she served in several critical headquarter positions including: compliance officer, ombudsman, jurisdictional review officer, small business liaison, and policy analyst.
Ms. Hoffman has a diversified knowledge encompassing FDA scientific, investigational and regulatory policy and compliance areas due to her in-depth understanding of FDA regulatory and compliance issues from the perspective of both FDA and regulated industry. Throughout her FDA career, she has provided guidance and clarified FDA requirements, to industry, foreign governments, public entities and FDA field personnel involving recalls, labeling issues, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, OTC drug products and combination products. Ms. Hoffman continues to collaborate with industry as an expert advisor and remediates on regulatory subject matters including drug/device for recalls, GMP and quality systems inspections/regulations, field safety alerts for drug products, MDR and complaint handling, and other matters. She has been hosting trainings with various FDA Regulatory Groups for over 4 years on, complaint handling, MDRs and recalls. In addition, she has help to her 2-day seminars she has held a number of Webinars on Post-Market issues and emerging FDA Guidance.
Ms. Hoffman, in addition to RAPS Certified, is the recipient of RAPS Special Recognition Award for her unique contributions and achievements of individuals and organizations that advance the quality of health and regulatory affairs. She served as co-chair of RAPS’ Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter for 2-terms, working in collaboration with both chapter members and FDA to increase professional awareness of regulatory issues. Ms. Hoffman holds a BS from the University of Maryland and has received many additional awards from both government and industry including the FDA Distinguished Government Service Award and Outstanding Service Awards for her Compliance work and industry contributions.