March 10, 2006 -- In the Monday Federal Register, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a proposed rule which would publicize a list of retail outlets that have received products that have been recalled.
?We believe that publishing a list of retail establishments that have received products subject to recall will help consumers more easily determine if they purchased recalled product,? said Richard Raymond, MD, under secretary for food safety.
The proposal amends the federal-meat and poultry-products inspection regulations to provide that the agency will make available to the public a list of the retail consignees who have received meat and poultry products that have been voluntarily recalled by the federally inspected meat- or poultry-products establishment.
Comments on the proposed rule must be received by May 8. Complete details can be found at: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-2125.htm.
This action will only apply to meat and poultry products.