USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is accepting comments through August 13 on information collections associated with voluntary recalls of meat and poultry products. A firm that has produced or imported meat or poultry that is adulterated or misbranded and is being distributed in commerce may voluntarily recall the product in question. In conducting a recall, the establishment will be asked to provide FSIS with some basic information, including the identity of the recalled product, the reason for the recall and information about the distributors and customers of the product. FSIS field personnel will use FSIS form 8400-4 A to determine if the retail consignee received notification of the recall as well as the amount of recalled products received. FSIS field personnel will also use FSIS form 8400-4 B to verify that product held by the retail consignee was properly disposed, the agency said.

Also, FSIS has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget its request for review and clearance for the Consumer Complaint Monitoring System web portal which is used primarily to track consumer complaints regarding meat, poultry, and egg products.  The Federal Register notice can be viewed here.