Posts Tagged ‘Recalls’

FDA Basics Webinar: Recall Process for FDA-Regulated Products

July 24, 2012 19 comments

Consumers are impacted by FDA-regulated products daily. Food, medicines, and medical devices are examples of FDA-regulated products. What happens when a potentially harmful item is on the market?

Learn more on Thursday July, 26, 2012 at 3 p. m. ET,  in a FDA- hosted webinar ” Recall Process for FDA-Regulated Products.” Recall Coordinator Cecilia Wolyniak of FDA’s Office of Enforcement will discuss the recall process and how recalls are monitored and publicized.

For more information on how to join the webinar, please visit the FDA Basics section of the website.  There are a limited number of spots available. Webinar Slides can viewed before the presentation. Archived material will be available immediately after.

FDA launches consumer-friendly Web search for recalled products

April 5, 2011 42 comments

On April 4, 2011, FDA launched a new Web search to make it easier for consumers to search for food and other product recalls. The search results are in the form of a table that organizes information on recalls since 2009, by date, product name, product description, reason for recall, and recalling firm. The table also provides a link to the news release for each recall. This new display of recall information differs from the old display, which provided links in a scroll-down format. Before launching the new search function, FDA consulted with a range of interested stakeholders on how to communicate recall information most effectively. FDA believes the new display of search results will be much easier for consumers to use. Here is a link to the news release announcing the new Web search:
and a link to the search Web page:

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Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on Melamine: The Cause of the Pet Food and Infant Formula Recalls

December 9, 2010 11 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar on how FDA uncovered and confirmed the presence of contaminants in the 2007 pet food recalls?

Materials from the webinar are now available on the FDA Basics website.

Check out the “What’s New” box on the FDA Basics homepage to download materials from the webinar.  We have posted a link to view and listen to the 30 minute webinar and posted a link to download a copy of the presentation slides.

You can find materials from past FDA Basics webinars here.

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar on Melamine: The Cause of the Pet Food and Infant Formula Recalls, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2 pm ET

November 24, 2010 11 comments

Did you know that FDA regulates that can of cat food, bag of dog food, or box of dog treats or snacks in your pantry? Do you know how FDA uncovered and confirmed the presence of contaminants in the 2007 pet food recalls?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more.  The featured speaker, Renate Reimschuessel, Research Biologist from the Division of Animal Research, Center for Veterinary Medicine, will discuss how FDA investigated and found contaminants that were imported into the United States and used as ingredients in pet food.  After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Tuesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar.  Materials from the webinar will also be made available on the FDA Web site.

Click here for more information about the webinar, including instructions about how to join the webinar.

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

FDA Unveils New Section of the FDA Web site for Recalls Data and Other Agency Data Sets

September 30, 2010 20 comments
As part of making data available through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Open Government Initiative, FDA has created a new section of the FDA Web site for agency data sets. The new section includes all available downloadable data for major recalls from 2009 to present based on information provided by firms in press releases, including data on the recent Shell Egg recall.  The new gateway features data sets in XML format, which allows developers to easily create applications and mashups centered around FDA data.  
You can check out the data sets here.  Let us know what you think by leaving a comment on this blog or sending an email to, subject line “FDA Data Gateway Feedback.”  As we look ahead, we are interested in your ideas about the data provided and how that data is organized.
Afia Asamoah
Transparency Initiative Coordinator
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