Update of FDA Recalls Web Page
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated its Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts web page to make it easier for consumers to use. The web page posts recalls of food, drugs, products affecting animal health, biologics and medical devices in a tabular format. Information provided is derived from news releases, and is organized by date, product brand name, product description, reason for the recall and the recalling company. A link to the news release on each recall provides additional information. The webpage may be accessed at: (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm2005683.htm
The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world. Nevertheless, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne disease causes an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
[The Highlight HEALTH Network via BHIC blog; photo from technorati.com]