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Does this data contain recall data (or any data) on dietary supplements for humans or dietary supplements for animals (which is handled by the Veterinary Drug department)?

  • Thanks for this suggestion of data to include in the openFDA API. What kind of information would be most useful? Recall enforcement reports only, or other kinds of data? – Adam Jul 24 '14 at 18:32
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I do not have an official answer (I am just a community member passionate about the project)

Dietary Supplements - YES

If you search for a recent dietary supplement report from http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm153239.htm on the https://api.fda.gov/drug/enforcement.json API endpoint, you do get results. Note this is the drug enforcement report endpoint, not the food enforcement report endpoint.

For example: https://api.fda.gov/drug/enforcement.json?search=bee%20pollen&limit=1 matches the most recent update from the aforementioned FDA link (http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm401676.htm).


Veterinary Drugs - NO

Animal and veterinary recalls and market withdrawals appear to be listed at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm. When I do a search on the food and drug enforcement report API endpoints, I don't get any results.

When I do a search on the device enforcement report endpoint, I get some results when I search keywords for recent animal drug recalls... however they have older dates so they must be previous ones. Bottom line: doesn't seem like recent animal/veterinary drug recalls are in any openFDA at this time.

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