by Marion Nestle
Apr 5 2011

FDA makes recalls transparent

The FDA has just revised its method for listing recalls online.  As explained by Food Production Daily, the FDA was required to do this by the food safety bill passed in January.

The new site is nifty.  It displays recalls in a neat, searchable, trackable table.

The most fun is in the details.  You can click on the links and see the original recall notice and photos of the product labels.

Here, for example, is the most recent entry to give you an idea of how this works.  Click on the Details.  Enjoy!

Date Brand Name Product Description Reason/ Problem Company Details/ Photo
04/01/2011 Cottage Grove Farmhouse Bakery Bread Undeclared egg Cottage Grove Farmhouse Bakery Select to View Firm Press Release Select to View Image of Product Label

Comments

Thanks for sharing Marion! I like how user friendly they made this!!!

  • Maria
  • April 5, 2011
  • 2:53 pm

The pictures are a great idea!

  • Jenna
  • April 6, 2011
  • 7:06 am

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm248550.htm

not a joke! how ironic… this product was recalled due to “elevated levels of lead”……….processed food in the US is literally “toxic waste”. maybe packaging is more frank than we imagine it to be?! ha

  • JudyThomas
  • April 6, 2011
  • 7:25 am

About time! Imagine, an initiative that benefits the consumer!

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  • Dave
  • April 8, 2011
  • 10:42 pm

I suggest making the FDA photostream at flickr a contact. That way the new label pictures of the recalled products will pop up on your home page when posted.

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