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Recalls: Disclosure Policies Report

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Summary of Public Comments


Transparency Report ArrowView All Recalls Draft Proposals

Draft Proposals

Proposal 18

When a system is set up that provides FDA with authority to require companies to submit certain information to the Agency when they initiate an action to recover or correct a product that is in the chain of distribution, FDA should disclose this information as soon as practicable after receiving this information from the firm.  

Proposal 19

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.

Proposal 20

If FDA determines that a recall is terminated, that information should be disclosed to the public.  A recall is considered terminated when FDA determines that all reasonable efforts have been made to remove or correct the product in accordance with the recall strategy and when it is reasonable to assume that the recalled product has been recovered, corrected, reconditioned, or destroyed.