Reportable Food Registry Annual Report
The Reportable Food Registry: Targeting Inspection Resources and Identifying Patterns of Adulteration
This Reportable Food Registry (Registry) Annual Report is a synopsis of a one-year reporting period for the Registry. The current edition is the Third Annual Report: September 8, 2011 – September 7, 2012. For more information see Reportable Food Registry Annual Report Questions and Answers.
This is the third annual report that measures our success in receiving early warning on problems with food and feed. The Reportable Food Registry (RFR) has already proven itself an invaluable tool to help prevent contaminated food from reaching the public.
By providing early warning about potential public-health risks from reportable foods, the Registry increases the speed with which the FDA, its state- and local-level partners, and industry can remove hazards from the marketplace.
The RFR data also is providing valuable data to help meet requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act. For example, we can use the data to identify hazards associated with products for which we have not previously made such an association and thus identify foods for which preventive controls may be needed. The data are also being used to help target inspections, plan work, identify and prioritize risks and develop guidance for industry. The FDA will continue working closely with the food and feed industries to enhance this important and beneficial tool.
Michael R. Taylor
Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine
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