FDA launches Consumer-friendly Web Search Engine for Medicine & Food Recalls

Consumers can now search for food and other product recalls easier and quicker on FDA’s website. To provide greater ease of use for consumers, the search results provide data from news releases and other recall announcements in the form of a table. That table organizes information from news releases on recalls since 2009 by date, product brand name, product description, reason for the recall and the recalling firm. The table also provides a link to the news release on each recall for more detailed information. The news releases were chosen as the source of information for the table because they provide the most up-to-date and user friendly information about any recall. For certain recalls the search results will also provide status information on whether the recall is completed or on-going. The status information will be provided for those recalls for which FDA either ordered a mandatory recall or provided the opportunity for a voluntary recall under FDA’s authority.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm249437.htm