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Recalls - Draft Proposal 19

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Background

Summary of Public Comments

Considerations

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Draft Proposal
If FDA is aware of confusion in the marketplace about products that may be implicated in a food outbreak, and information gathered by industry or other sources may serve to alleviate that confusion, FDA should support efforts by industry and others to communicate information to the public about products that are not subject to the recall when sufficiently reliable information about products not connected with the recall exist, if FDA concludes that disclosure of this information is in the interest of public health. 

 

Reasoning: During a recall of a food product, not only is it important to alert the public when there may be a risk associated with a specific product, it is important for the public to have an understanding about the products that are not implicated in the recall.  In situations where the public appears confused about the products implicated in the recall, FDA should, when appropriate, and when sufficiently reliable information about products not connected with the recall exist, support efforts by industry and others to alleviate this confusion.


Comments for this proposal 

(Total Received: 2)

Comment: Getting the word out to the public on the foods not impacted by a given recall is as important as getting the word out about what should not be used and brought back to the store. This is a good idea.
Date Submitted: 5/22/2010
Comment: Getting the word out to the public on the foods not impacted by a given recall is as important as getting the word out about what should not be used and brought back to the store. This is a good ideaCRN supports Draft Proposal 19. FDA should support efforts by industry and others to communicate information to the public about products that are not subject to a recall.
Date Submitted: 7/19/2010