Designed with food industry partners in mind, this document outlines the roles and responsibilities of those involved in a regulatory outbreak investigation, plus accessible resources to help guide industry in understanding these different components of the outbreak response and corresponding activities.
The Surveillance, Response, and Post-Response (SRPR) Workgroup is embarking on a new project as part of the latest Strategic Plan (2021-2026). Formally named the “Recall Integration Partnership Pilot,” the project aims to increase collaboration, share new lessons learned, and glean further improvements for the current recall system.
The SRPR Workgroup’s recall subgroup has updated the 2015 version of Best Practices for Improving FDA and State Communications During Recalls. The refreshed version, published in late 2021, offers newest practice recommendations based on additional lessons learned over the past several years. The recommendations in this document are intended to encourage and enhance timely, reciprocal communication of human and animal food recall information among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) government agencies during recall events. Communication during recall events amongst partner agencies is critical to ensure a safe food supply.
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The Surveillance, Response, and Post-Response workgroup has developed several existing resources, including:
There are many resources currently available that can be better leveraged across strategic partners. The PFP will help the strategic partners to promote the use of these existing resources and will create new tools to further enhance the goals of an IFSS.