FDA Unveils Online Registry For Tainted Food

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 1:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an Internet-based registry to track patterns in contaminated food, as part of legislation requiring food facilities to report potentially dangerous products.

Food industry officials must now use the Reportable Food Registry to alert the FDA when they find their products might sicken or kill people or animals, the agency said Tuesday.

The requirement — a result of the Food and Drug Administration Act, passed in 2007 in the wake of recalls of poisoned lettuce, peanut butter, pet food...
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