ARMY - AR 40-660
DoD HAZARDOUS FOOD AND NONPRESCRIPTION DRUG RECALL SYSTEM
|Publication Date:||14 November 2003|
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
To prescribe policy guidance and assign responsibilities within the DoD to be followed when recalls of hazardous, tampered or suspected tampering of foods or nonprescription drugs, nonprescription medical devices, and health and beauty aids (hereinafter collectively called hazardous food and nonprescription drugs) are issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Commerce (USDC), Defense Supply Center- Philadelphia (DSCP), or other Government or nongovernmental agencies, which concern foods or non-prescription drugs that are or may be expected to be in military accounts. As commissaries, exchanges, and other activities stock and distribute non-prescriptive drugs, non-prescriptive medical devices, and health and beauty aids; this recall system will be utilized to disseminate information on Class I and Class lI recalls (i.e. based on FDA policy and as listed under paragraph III. B.), concerning these types of products in accordance with the Joint Readiness Clinical Advisory Board (JRCAB), Such notification is designed to supplement the customary recall information notices issued by the Military Medical Field Offices.
This publication is applicable to HQ DLA; DSCP; Defense Supply Centers (DSCs) with depot operations; Defense Depots (DDs); Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps communications facilities; and those activities of the Military Services including Reserve Forces (hereinafter referred to as the Services) involved in the contracting, inspection, administration, shipment, storage, distribution, issue, sale, preparation for feeding of food supplies, and use or sale of nonprescription drugs, nonprescription medical devices, and health and beauty aids. This publication implements policy of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering for the establishment of a hazardous food and nonprescription drug recall system. It has been coordinated with and concurred in by the JRCAB and the Services.