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 4th Annual Report: September 8, 2012 – September 7, 2013. For more information see Reportable Food Registry Annual Report Questions and Answers.

May 2014

Download the 4th Reportable Food Registry Annual Report (PDF: 501KB)

The Reportable Food Registry (RFR or the Registry) was established by Section 1005 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-85), which amended the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by creating a new Section 417, Reportable Food Registry [21 U.S.C. 350f]. It required FDA to establish an electronic portal to which reports about instances of reportable food must be submitted to FDA within 24 hours by responsible parties and to which reports may be submitted by public health officials.

A reportable food is an article of food/feed for which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, such article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.

This is the fourth Reportable Food Registry Annual Report, covering the period September 8, 2012 to September 7, 2013. The first, second, and third Reportable Food Registry Annual Reports presented FDA’s experience with the RFR from the opening of the Reportable Food electronic portal on September 8, 2009 until September 7, 2012.

Previous Reporting Periods

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