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Anatomy of a recall.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18656840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pet foods on the market that are contaminated or otherwise present a health risk to humans or animals may be subject to a recall under US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Legally, all recalls are "voluntary," but there is little incentive for companies to refuse a request by FDA to conduct a recall. While the firm does the bulk of the work, FDA oversees all aspects of a recall to help ensure that violative product is swiftly removed from the market. A recent new federal law will require FDA to improve its abilities to detect outbreaks of pet food-borne illness, respond to a contamination incident, and communicate with industry and the public on the matter of recalls. Veterinarians play a key role in detecting and reporting pet food-borne illness.
David A Dzanis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in companion animal medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1938-9736     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-28     Completed Date:  2008-09-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101465592     Medline TA:  Top Companion Anim Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dzanis Consulting and Collaborations, Santa Clarita, CA 91387-4014, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Product Safety*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Legislation, Food*
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration

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