FDA proposes guidance on recall process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a plan to update its policy on recalled products, including food, as part of an effort to ensure better, more timely information to consumers.

The draft guidance outlines circumstances when a company should issue a public warning about a recall, gives a timeline to issue such a warning, discusses what information should be included and describes situations where FDA may take action to issue its own public warning should a company’s warning be deemed insufficient. FDA also said it’s developing a new policy on what information it will make available to help the public identify a hazardous recalled food. To read FDA’s draft guidance in full, visit tinyurl.com/2018-FDADraftGuidance.