The FDA's Faster and Easier Reportable Food Registry Process Will Lead to Better Data and a Safer Food Supply

The FDA's Faster and Easier Reportable Food Registry Process Will Lead to Better Data and a Safer Food Supply

The FDA has published a new, interactive public data dashboard that allows anyone to view historical data from the Reportable Food Registry (RFR), an essential tool that the food industry uses to alert the FDA of a dangerous food product. The new dashboard, which will be updated annually, makes it faster and easier to get better data from the RFR compared to the past. The RFR program helps our state and local partners better determine when to issue health alerts, take steps to remove harmful food from the market, and target enforcement efforts, such as sampling assignments.

Our new RFR public data dashboard contains 10 years of data from September 2009 to 2019 and covers 28 commodities and 20 food safety hazards. Unlike the past RFR annual reports previously used to publish data, the new dashboard allows users to interact with the data points to gather more customized information at any time to find answers to their specific questions. Users can modify the graphs and charts and view trends based on selected commodities, hazards, and time frames. The dashboard is available as part of the FDA-TRACK program, the FDA's agency-wide performance management system.

For more information, see today’s Constituent Update: https://www.fda.gov/food/cfsan-constituent-updates/fdas-faster-and-easier-reportable-food-registry-process-will-lead-better-data-and-safer-food-supply

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