How has FDA improved the RFR since the portal opened in September 2009?
On May 24, 2010, FDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Safety Reporting Portal (SRP), a new web site for reporting several types of problems, including the Reportable Food Registry. The SRP replaces the electronic portal FDA launched in September 2009 for the Reportable Food Registry. The SRP features more user-friendly software than previously available on the former Reportable Food portal. Responsible parties and/or public health officials can open accounts which allow them to save partial or completed reports; have new or amended reports pre-populated with much of their information; view any previous submissions they have made via the SRP; and submit attachments as unified parts of their submissions. Concurrently with the launch of the SRP, FDA published "Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding the Reportable Food Registry as Established by the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (Edition 2)" containing draft instructions to aid responsible parties and/or public health officials when submitting Reportable Food reports via the SRP.