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Infant formula recalls

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA is allowing 60 days for public comment regarding the requirements of its recall infant formula strategy, the agency announces in a March 26 Federal Register notice. Specifically, FDA invites comment on "ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected" and "ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents." Currently, firms initiating a recall are required to submit written report to FDA within 14 days and status reports every 14 days until the recall is terminated, among other requirements. The agency says there has been an average of two infant formula recalls per year for the past three years...

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