Elvis Morton

Independent Associate

Mr. Elvis Morton is a former senior FDA investigator with 25 years of FDA experience.

Independent Associate, Specialty: cGMP Inspections: FDA Regulatory/Compliance: seafood manufacturers, low acid can food manufacturers (LACF), acidified food manufacturers (ACF)

Professional Experience:

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Baltimore, MD
Investigator/Consumer Safety Officer, 1998-August: 2013

  • Conducted numerous establishment inspections of various domestic food storage facilities/warehouses, food manufacturers, seafood manufacturers, low acid can food manufacturers (LACF), acidified food manufacturers.
  • Conducted numerous and various field examinations of various imported commodities.
  • Prepared numerous establishment inspection reports, FDA-482s, FDA-483s, FDA-484s, affidavits, affirmations, investigation reports, import and domestic sample collection reports, warning letters, untitled letters, import sampling notices, detention letters, refusal letters, recall initiation reports, recall termination reports, recall audit check reports etc.
  • Collected numerous imported and domestic samples for various FDA lab analysis.  In addition, collected numerous documentary samples to document interstate commerce and for regulatory action consideration.
  • Conducted numerous food borne illness investigations, food product tampering investigations, fraud investigations, recall audit investigations etc.
  • Performed duties as a FDA senior Investigator as well as compliance. Elvis has strong knowledge of regulations, requirements and practices necessary for developing, manufacturing and marketing food into the United States. He was a member of the FDA International Inspection Cadre.



Relevant FDA Courses Attended and Successfully Completed:

  • FDA Food Service Sanitation
  • FDA Food & Drug Law
  • Evidence Development
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • FDA Quality Systems and Auditing
  • FDA Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • FDA Food Microbiological Controls
  • FDA Food Borne Illness Investigation
  • FDA Sanitation Control Procedures
  • FDA Technical Writing
  • AFDO Managing Food Allergens Workshop
  • FDA Verbal Judo Situational Planning
  • FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA-U)
  • FDA COOP Training
  • Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Antimicrobial Resistance
  • FDA Antimicrobial Resistance of Bacteria II
  • FDA Safer Processing of Juice
  • FDA Interstate Travel Program
  • FDA Quality Systems Inspection Techniques (QSIT) I-IV
  • Alert Food Defense
  • FDA Computer Aides Inspection
  • FDA Medical Device Inspections
  • FDA Process Validation of Medical Devices
  • FDA Industrial Sterilization
  • FDA cGMP Drug Inspections
  • FDA Orientation to International Inspections
  • FDA Seafood Sensory Perception
  • FDA Low Acid Canned Foods
  • FDA Preparation for Retail Food Standardization
  • FDA Good Guidance Practices
  • FDA/FAI Federal Acquisition-Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR)
  • FDA/FAI Federal Advanced Acquisition-Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR)


Employee Trainer: FDA Investigators/Inspectors


Former Member Central Atlantic States Association of FDA Officials (CASA)


Former Member: DHHS/HHS Mentoring Program Mentor


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