FOIA Request from Gluten Free Watchdog Pertaining to Product Complaints Submitted to CAERS
On June 11, 2019, Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, Founder of Gluten Free Watchdog and Kaki Schmidt, Esq. submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Health and Human Services FOI/Privacy Acts Division concerning six product (food) complaints filed with CAERS following the instructions of FDA staff. Complaint numbers were not provided by CAERS for any of these complaints. Nor were any of the complaints acknowledged by CAERS.
This FOIA requests ALL CAERS/FDA records pertaining to these product complaints, including whether any complaints were:
• Registered as complaints by CAERS/FDA
• Issued a complaint number by CAERS/FDA
• Reviewed by CAERS/FDA
• Investigated by CAERS/FDA
• Followed-up on by CAERS/FDA
This request was acknowledged by Health and Human Services on June 12, 2019 and referred to the Food and Drug Administration for direct response.
The community will be updated on this request if any such updates are received from FDA.