Food and Drug Administration

Food Safety Advocates Ask for Better Recall Information from FDA

CFA and other food safety advocates submitted to following request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), asking the agency to change its policy regarding the disclosure of the names and locations of retailers that sold recalled FDA-regulated food products. Product recalls are the last line of defense for consumers who may have eaten potentially contaminated food that could make them sick. The names and locations of retail stores where recalled products were sold is critical information that is already publicized by FDA’s partner agency, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, which handles recalls of meat and poultry products. The organizations urge FDA to change its policy so that more consumers can take steps needed to protect themselves and their families from foodborne disease.

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