January 5, 2022 – The FDA today announced the agency’s commitment to new capabilities for Reportable Food Registry reporting, saying the faster and easier RFR process will lead to better data and a safer food supply.
“This is a significant step that the FDA has taken, and one that the industry will embrace,” says Roger Hancock, president and CEO. “The commitment to have this capability by 2023 is great – we urge the FDA to prioritize these efforts and to continue collaborating with the industry to make it a reality.”
Along with the new RFR dashboard also announced in the update, the XML connectivity is a big step for making compliance easier and keeping consumers safer. “I’ve seen firsthand the effort and energy the FDA has devoted to making this happen,” says Hancock. “The growth here is in line with the priorities of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.”
“The industry has long recognized the importance of easier, streamlined RFR reporting and has discussed with the agency the value of modernizing its current RFR reporting system,'' says Jim Flannery, veteran industry food safety expert. “We appreciate the seriousness with which the FDA has taken these concerns.
Recall InfoLink will meet this new innovation by enabling system integration with RFR reporting. “We’ve built the system to make recalls faster and easier,” says Hancock. “Compliance requirements can take time to fulfill. With this integration, that time is cut to fractions.” Recall InfoLink’s product recall management service uses standardized, streamlined communication to make recalls easier for the whole supply chain. Features include fast notifications, comprehensive documentation, and real-time reports on an easy to use platform.