111.30 What requirements apply to automated, mechanical, or electronic equipment§ 111.30 What requirements apply to automated, mechanical, or electronic equipment?
For any automated, mechanical, or electronic equipment that you use to manufacture, package, label, or hold a dietary supplement, you must:
(a) Design or select equipment to ensure that dietary supplement specifications are consistently met;
(b) Determine the suitability of the equipment by ensuring that your equipment is capable of operating satisfactorily within the operating limits required by the process;
(c) Routinely calibrate, inspect, or check the equipment to ensure proper performance. Your quality control personnel must periodically review these calibrations, inspections, or checks;
(d) Establish and use appropriate controls for automated, mechanical, and electronic equipment (including software for a computer controlled process) to ensure that any changes to the manufacturing, packaging, labeling, holding, or other operations are approved by quality control personnel and instituted only by authorized personnel; and
(e) Establish and use appropriate controls to ensure that the equipment functions in accordance with its intended use. These controls must be approved by quality control personnel.