Just released, draft guidance from the FDA to companies regarding how to initiate a voluntary recall. Target audience for this compliance policy is any manufacturer under FDA jurisdiction (not just pet food companies). While many of you are probably signed up to receive updates from the FDA and USDA, to include recall notices, you may not have had time to read the information yet. Here’s a brief summary.
The draft guidance, for the most part, provides common sense, and FSMA-related, language for companies to create recall plans associated with their food safety plans which should now be in place. Comment is available until July 24, 2019. The link to the document is here.
If you are PCQI trained or have someone with that training in your company, then your food safety plan will meet the guidance contained in this document.
Of note: there is no discussion in this document regarding when companies disagree with the status quo.