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September 9, 2009

FDA: Updated Guidance on the Reportable Food Registry

The Reportable Food Registry Electronic Portal went into effect September 8, but FDA has revised its Guidance to announce "enforcement discretion:"

You must comply with the requirements of the Reportable Food Registry (Section 417 of the FD&C Act) on September 8, 2009, and the prohibited act provisions of the FD&C Act related to the Registry will apply on that date. However, FDA intends to consider exercising enforcement discretion for a period of 90 days, until December 8, 2009, in circumstances where FDA determines that a responsible party has made a reasonable effort to comply with the requirements of section 417 of the FD&C Act and has otherwise acted to protect public health.

Read more about this at FDA Law Blog.

Also, there is general background on the FDA website:

The Reportable Food Registry (RFR or the Registry) is an electronic portal for Industry to report when there is 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 (Pub. L.110-085), section 1005 directs the FDA to establish a Reportable Food Registry for Industry.

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Thanks for including the links of the sources you used for your post.

Posted by: Bridal Registry | Nov 16, 2009 8:34:45 PM

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