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FDA Announces the 3rd Annual Reportable Food Registry Report

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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition - Food and Drug Administration

May 2, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today made available the 3rd Annual Reportable Food Registry (RFR) Report. The report summarizes the Registry’s third year of operation (September 8, 2011 – September 7, 2012) and finds that it logged 224 primary reports—initial reports about a safety concern with a food or animal feed (including food ingredients); 609 subsequent reports from suppliers or recipients of a food or feed for which a primary report had been submitted; and 262 amended reports to correct or add information to previously submitted reports. Reports were received from both domestic and foreign sources. 

This year’s report features new data elements that are intended to improve the quality of information received and increase FDA’s ability to track patterns of adulteration in human food and animal feed (including pet food).

The report once more underscores the RFR’s importance as FDA’s early detection system, by noting three instances where reportable food submissions alerted FDA to public health issues early, and potentially dangerous products were removed quickly from the marketplace. Further, the report highlights FDA’s continued outreach efforts on the RFR requirements. 

For additional information about the Reportable Food Registry: