FDA, NIH launch Web portal to report adverse events from pet foods, veterinary drugs

New Web site streamlines the process of reporting product safety issues
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May 26, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

National Report—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a new Web portal designed to make it easier for veterinarians, pet owners and manufacturers to report safety concerns associated with pet foods and veterinary drugs.

The site, called Safety Reporting Portal (SRP), is designed to improve surveillance of public health by making it easier for individuals to file safety reports online. Currently, individuals can access the site to report safety issues related to foods (including animal feed, pet food, and pet treats) and animal drugs, as well as adverse events occurring on human gene transfer trials. However, this is only the first step in what FDA officials are hoping will be a one-stop shop for safety reporting.

Eventually, users will be able to file one report via the site that will be sent to multiple agencies.

In the meantime, the new portal redirects individuals to the appropriate contact in agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency or Consumer Product Safety Commission.

For more information on SRP, click here.