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FDA: "Direct consignments" who you sold the food to.
TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B--FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
PART 117 -- CURRENT GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE, HAZARD ANALYSIS, AND RISK-BASED PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD
Subpart C--Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls
Sec. 117.139 Recall plan.
For food with a hazard requiring a preventive control:
(a) You must establish a written recall plan for the food.
(b) The written recall plan must include procedures that describe the steps to be taken, and assign responsibility for taking those steps, to perform the following actions as appropriate to the facility:
(1) Directly notify the direct consignees of the food being recalled, including how to return or dispose of the affected food;
(2) Notify the public about any hazard presented by the food when appropriate to protect public health;
(3) Conduct effectiveness checks to verify that the recall is carried out; and
(4) Appropriately dispose of recalled food--e.g., through reprocessing, reworking, diverting to a use that does not present a safety concern, or destroying the food.
SQF (GFSI Standard)
2.6.2 Product Trace (Mandatory)
126.96.36.199 The responsibility and methods used to trace product shall be documented and implemented to ensure:
i. Finished product is traceable to the customer (one up) and provides traceability through the process to the manufacturing supplier and date of receipt of raw materials, food contact packaging and materials and other inputs (one back)
; ii. Traceability is maintained where product is reworked; and
iii. The effectiveness of the product trace system shall be reviewed at least annually as part of the product recall and withdrawal review (refer to 188.8.131.52) 184.108.40.206
If you've ever conducted a recall before, FDA basically requires your tracing ability to be able to identify all of the affected product, otherwise you have to expand the recall until you would realistically capture the affected products. Then the "effectiveness checks" include monitoring disposal to ensure that the recall was as effective as you had the power to make it.
FDA's guidance for what happens during a recall: https://www.fda.gov/...e/ucm129259.htm