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How To Search For Any Recalls



RecallsMe provides an extremely useful tool to list and search recalls. This comprehensive list includes recalls from all government agencies. Unlike the list provided by the individual agencies, we aggregate recalls from all agencies and make it available as a single list for you to search. As shown in the sample screen image, a List option is selected for displaying recalls, the Type is set to Search and 'Lettuce' is entered for the search term. The listing is currently showing two recalls containing the search term 'Lettuce'. You can view remaining recalls by using your device's scrollbar and the next set of 50 from a total of 246 recalls by clicking on the page traversal button.

Supply:
A set of keywords to be searched.
Tools:
RecallsMe: MY RECALLS page

Steps

1. Sign Up/Sign In

Sign In if you have an account with RecallsMe website.

2. MY RECALLS Listing Page

Visit recalls.me and click on the MY RECALLS page to view a recalls listing. For a quick preview, you can choose from a tabular listing or compressed list. Alternatively, you can click on Slides to view all recall details in a slider view.

3. Select Type Option

Click check and set the type option to 'Search'. This will change the page to include a text entry area 'Enter search term' for you to enter search words.

4. Entering a simple search term - single word

Type a search term(eg. Sanitizers) and press ENTER to initiate a search. The search results are returned by matching your search term against each and every recall in the full database. The matching algorithm converts your search term to a stem word(eg. 'sanit') to broaden the search. All punctuations in the search term are discarded and replaced with a space. Search terms are not case sensitive. For a simple keyword search, it is very likely to get a very large number of results. You can reduce the size of results by further qualifying your search word.

5. Entering a qualified search term - multiple words

Enter one or more search terms(eg. Hand Sanitizers) and press ENTER to initiate a qualified search. The search results are returned by matching(in any order and anywhere in a recall) all of your search terms against each and every recall in the full database.

6. Entering a quoted qualified search term - multiple words in double quote

Enter one or more search terms within a double quote(eg. "Hand Sanitizers") and press ENTER to initiate a quoted qualified search. The search results are returned by matching(words in order of occurrence in a recall) all of your sequence of search terms against each and every recall in the full database.

7. Entering a quoted qualified search term with negation - multiple words with exclusions

Enter one or more search terms within a double quote and suffix it with negation words(eg. "Hand Sanitizers" -bottle -gallon) and press ENTER to initiate a quoted qualified search with negation. The search results are returned by matching(words in order of occurrence in a recall and not containing the negated words) all of your sequence of search terms against each and every recall in the full database. The negated words can also be quoted("Hand Sanitizers" -"Gallon Bottle") which rejects all recalls having words 'Gallon Bottle' (as a sequence of words) from the returned results.

8. Entering a search terms with OR option - one or the other match

Enter search terms using an OR option (eg. ethyl OR "Hand Sanitizers"). The search results are an aggregation of individual search results for each set of search terms. A search set is term(s) separated by 'OR' word. Each search set can be any of the above mentioned types.

9. Sample: "Hot Ice" "Meta Labs"

Here we are looking for a product called 'Hot Ice' from manufacturer 'Meta Labs'(eg. "Hot Ice" "Meta Labs"). The recall must have the words 'Hot' and 'Ice' next to each other. Similarly, 'Meta' and 'Labs' must occur next to each other. If you were to type "Labs Meta" then you'll not find any matching recall as there is no manufacturer with that name.

10. Sample: metformin HCL OR Metformin Hydrochloride OR NDMA

Here we are looking for a recently recalled type 2 diabetes medication(eg. "metformin HCL" OR "Metformin Hydrochloride" OR "NDMA"). We use the 'OR' option for each of the different ways to specify the name to ensure we catch all possible recalls. We also include the generic term 'NDMA' for why the recall may be issued.

11. Sample: Sportmix OR "Midwestern Pet Foods"

Here we are searching for Sportmix brand of pet food made by Midwestern Pet Foods(eg. Sportmix "Midwestern Pet Foods"). We enclose the manufacturer's name in double quote to ensure the recall must have all three words next to each other. We don't want any random recall for 'Foods' to be returned. No need to include the word Sportmix in double quotes - as it's a single word.