The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of “Public Warning and Notification of Recalls,” final guidance that aims to “increase and expedite the appropriate and accurate use of public warnings and public notification and to increase public health protection by better informing the public about violative products being recalled.”

“We’re taking a new step to help ensure appropriate public warnings and notification of recalls when FDA-regulated products are involved,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “The final guidance we’re issuing today outlines circumstances when a company should issue a public warning about a voluntary recall, describes the general timeframe for companies to issue such a warning, discusses what information should be included in a public warning, and describes situations where the FDA may take action to issue its own public warning should a company’s warning be deemed insufficient.”

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