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FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Site
On this site you will be able to find a listing of FDA and industry press releases regarding FDA-regulated product recalls.

FDA Food Recall Classifications
This site looks at the process that occurs when a product begins to be recalled and shows what products the FDA regulates.

FDA Guide to Produce Farm Investigations
A guide for government officials investigating a produce farm that is implicated in an outbreak. Details exactly what FDA officials are instructed to do when inspecting a farm.

Food Recall Manual
Document for food producers, handlers and distributors detailing procedures of a food recall. Includes information on liability and prevention of contamination that would lead to a recall.

AFDO Product Recall Survey
The Association for Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) conducted a recall survey for the FDA. The purpose of the survey was to identify obstacles to recall efforts in the hope of improving how FDA and the states can better work together.

Guide to Traceback of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Implicated in Epidemiological Investigations
The FDA has created this guide which addresses the procedures involved in a produce traceback investigation along with methods and analysis.

FDA’s Farm Investigation Questionnaire
This 15-page questionnaire is used for investigations of farms implicated in produce associated outbreaks or farms which have grown produce and have tested positive for pathogens.

Additional Recall Resources