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Food Recalls & Safety Notices

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.    

FSIS notifies the public through a press release and a Recall Notification Report, both of which are posted on the FSIS Web site. The press release is issued to media outlets in the areas where the product was distributed, and is also distributed through an email listserv. When possible, FSIS also includes pictures of the recalled product and a link to the recalling company's Web site as part of the FSIS recall press release.

The public can request to receive FSIS press releases and other FSIS materials by subscribing to the Agency's email subscription service. To subscribe, click on the "Keep Informed" link on FSIS' home page. FSIS' newsletters, including the Constituent Update, are also available via email subscription.

Take a look at the Whitman County Public Health Current Health Alerts section or the Washington State Department of Health for more information.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)   FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety of a variety of products. Their site contains recalls on food, cosmetics, medical devices and medicines. The FDA ensures the safety and effectiveness of biologics (such as insulin and vaccines) and radiation-emitting products (such as microwave ovens). In addition, the FDA regulates the feed and drugs for pets and farm animals, as well.  The FDA publishes a weekly report, FDA Enforcement Report, that contains information on actions taken in connection with the agency's regulatory activities.


Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)   Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, FSIS is responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products and that these products are correctly labeled and packaged. Their site lists current recalls on food products and they maintain a recall archive of past recall announcements.


United States Environmental Protection Agency

 United States Environmental Protection Agency (Office Of Pesticide Programs)   The Office of Pesticide Programs is responsible for protecting the public health and the environment from the risks posed by pesticides and to promote safer means of pest control.  EPA continually works to reduce the risks to human heath and the environment by requiring pesticide registrants to report any potential problems with EPA-registered pesticide products. EPA works with registrants to recall products whenever products are deemed faulty or substandard or could potentially cause injury to consumers or harm to the environment. Registrants often voluntarily recall products and reformulate or repair potential hazards.


http://www.safechild.net/toyrecalldatabase/ - Child Product Safety A service of the Arkansas Attorney General, the site allows you to conduct almost any type of search of major toy recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and / or toy manufacturers. You can search for toy recalls based on age of child, type of hazard upon which the recall is based, type of toy involved, year of the recall and the manufacturer.


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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)   CPSC is responsible for protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with over 15,000 types of consumer products. You can find information on over 4,000 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on this page.


In an attempt to streamline communications with the public and  to improve interagency information all federal agencies are now working together in order to enhance public security.  In order to provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create http://www.recalls.gov/-- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.

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