Public Availability of Lists of Retail Consignees to Effectuate Certain Human and Animal Food Recalls Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff November 2020
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Guidance Issuing OfficeCenter for Veterinary MedicineOffice of Regulatory AffairsCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
This guidance provides information on how and when FDA intends to publicize the identities of retail consignees that may have received recalled human or animal foods. FDA will primarily focus on those recalls where there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, the food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals, defined as Class I recalls, and where providing such information is needed to help consumers identify recalled food. Identifying retail consignees can be a time-consuming process that often involves obtaining information from multiple entities throughout a supply chain, including the recalling firm and intermediate distributors. Therefore, FDA’s goal is to collect, compile, and make public retail consignee lists for those food recalls where publicizing this additional information will be of the most use to help consumers identify recalled food and to determine whether that food is in their possession as effectively and quickly as possible.
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