Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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The PetsitUSA Blog

New website for pet owners to report pet food issues

Posted: 24 May 2010 08:05 PM PDT

The Safety Reporting Portal, run by the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health was launched today. The website allows pet owners to report problems with pet food and for drug companies to report problems related to pet medications.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health said the Web site will provide a way of reporting pre- and post-market safety data to the federal government. Currently, the Web site can be used to report safety problems related to foods, including animal feed, and animal drugs, as well as adverse events occurring on human gene transfer trials. Consumers can also use the site to report problems with pet foods and pet treats.

Officials said the new site, called the Safety Reporting Portal, provides greater and easier access to online reporting.

“The portal will be a key detection tool in improving the country’s nationwide surveillance system and will strengthen our ability to protect the nation’s health,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

Officials said the Web site will eventually provide a common electronic reporting system that will allow an individual to file a single report to multiple agencies that might have an interest in an event.

See Food, drug safety reporting site opened, from the UPI.

You can also report problems with human food on the Safety Reporting Portal.

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