Oct 072013

We hear about product recalls on food, drugs, animal health, medical devices, cosmetics and more  on the news quite often – surely more often than we’d like.  But did you know that there is a specific website where you can find out intricate details on product recalls?

The FDA lists all the current recalls on products that are FDA regulated.  The date of the recall, the product description and the reason for each recall on the FDA website.  You’ll find press releases of the recalls and photos (if available), pertaining to each recall as well.  They make it easy for you to look for something in a specific category by having a tab for food, drugs, animal health etc.  If you’re looking to see if a specific product is somewhere on their list, use the search feature.

One will also find on their site Major Product Recalls.  These would be on products that need expanded coverage due to the impact they have on human health.

The FDA makes it super easy to stay up-to-date on the latest recalls by offering to email you when they come out. And if you have an Android phone you can utilize their Android Phone app.

Visit the FDA’s webpage on recalls at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

To sign up for their email updates on recalls visit: http://service.govdelivery.com/service/subscribe.html?code=USFDA_48

To see what’s on the list for Major Recalls visit:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/MajorProductRecalls/default.htm

  25 Responses to “Where to Find the Latest Product Recalls on Food, Drugs, Animal Health & More”

Comments (25)
  1. This is some great information! Many people are not aware that they can find out about product recalls on food , medical, drug etc. related topic via FDA lists. It’s good to know the FDA has a list and it is updated often. Thanks for sharing this vital information.

  2. What a great idea to be able to get an email for recalls.

  3. Thanks for letting me know how I can get information about recalls on products.

  4. This is great information to have!

  5. sounds like they should have done their research before releasing the product

  6. This is a very useful post. I am sharing this!

  7. Thanks for the list.

  8. Thank you! I just saw a recall on deli chicken today!!

  9. I’m always so scared that the food I buy will be recalled but I never think to check. Thanks for listing these websites.

  10. This is great. Thanks

  11. I didn’t know about any recalls until today, I definitely need to check out the list and see what’s on it.

  12. This is really great information. Thanks.

  13. Very helpful information. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Thanks for sharing, I sometimes forget to keep up on these things since my kids aren’t babies anymore but it’s still so important.

  15. Thank you. You can never be to careful. I have a list of sites I visit to check recalls on things for my son our pup is a member of the family to!

  16. This is really good information to have. There are recalls the average Consumer knows nothing about and this is a wonderful resource.

  17. This is really helpful. You can never be too careful!

  18. I think signing up for email alerts is a great idea. I never know about recalls until later.

  19. This is such important information. I often times find out about it several days later. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  21. Thanks this is something everyone should know.

  22. I always forget to check for recalls. Reminds me that I need to check for recalls on the car as well. Thanks for the reminder.

  23. I didn’t know about this website for recalls. Thanks for sharing.

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