FDA Posts First Annual Report Measuring FDA’s Success in Receiving Early Warning About Problems with Food and Animal Feed
The Reportable Food Registry (RFR or Registry) is an electronic portal for industry to report when there is a reasonable probability that an article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences. The Registry helps the FDA better protect public health by tracking patterns and targeting inspections. The Food and Drug Administration Amendments ACt of 2007 directed FDA to establish a Reportable Food Registry for industry. The Registry applies to all FDA-regulated categories of food and animal feed (including pet food). Dietary supplements and infant formula are not included.
FDA has posted on the FDA Web site the first annual report that measures the agency’s success in receiving early warning about problems about human food and animal feed. The report, entitled “The Reportable Food Registry: A New Approach to Targeting Inspection Resources and Identifying Patterns of Adulteration,” includes information about the number and types of reports submitted to the Registry, as well as FDA initiatives launched in response to information from the Registry.
Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator