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The right or procedure by which a public official may be removed from a position by a vote of the people prior to the end of the term of office.

Recall is the retiring of an elected officer by a vote of the electorate. Some state constitutions prescribe the procedure that must be followed in a recall—for example, requiring the filing of a petition containing the signatures of a specific number of qualified voters.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO RECALL, international law. To deprive a minister of his functions; to supersede him.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The "FDA Recalls - Before You Start, and After You Finish" conference has been added to's offering.
"Unfortunately, drug recalls happen," says Mandy Leonard, PharmD, BCPS, System Director of Drug Use Policy and Formulary Management with Cleveland Clinic's Department of Pharmacy.
Each alert includes a link to the NHTSA website so customers can see any open recalls that specifically affect their vehicle(s).
Automotive recalls have become some of the most expensive and large-scale of product recalls due to the use of many common components, AGCS said, noting that a single recall can affect a whole industry, bringing significant reputational and financial damage.
The recall webpage gives details of recalls and warnings related to different items like cars, electronic items, food, pharmaceuticals amongst others.
Most companies collaborate with FDA to rapidly initiate voluntary recalls and work with their supply chain partners to remove the product from shelves to prevent further distribution.
The authors aren't sure whether the uptick in recalls is due to a more contaminated food supply or simply because new technology makes it easier to catch bacteria in products.
Some 30.7 million vehicles were affected by recalls in 2017, down sharply from a high of 53 million in 2016, according to the NHTSA.
However, one third of product recalls are from companies with five or fewer employees.
* Product recalls also frequently involve supply chain partners.
The United Fresh Produce Association has published the Recall Resource Guide to help the produce industry better prepare for potential recall events as part of the association's Recall Ready suite of services.