On Friday FDA released its 2015 Annual Report to Congress on the Use of Mandatory Recall Authority and there was not much news to report. According to the agency: “In FY 2015, FDA had no mandatory recall activity to report under section 423 of the FD&C Act. As a result, FDA did not issue any public health advisories as described in section 206(f) of FSMA.”
This is the third report of its kind since FSMA was enacted. It is worthy to not that it only deals with recalls themselves, not other agency communication efforts such as public health advisories, which include consumer advisories, warning letters and reports of outbreak investigations.