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Legal & Privacy

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) believes in your right to privacy when using the Internet for your communication. We intend to adhere to the following policies aimed at protecting your privacy on our site. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO OUR WEBSITE TERMS OF SERVICE.

FMI reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this site at any time. Please check back periodically for any changes we may make, as your continued use of this site following the posting of any changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

This website collects personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) voluntarily provided by you when you login to the Product Recall Portal or send us a question, comment, or request. Such information may include your first and last name, e-mail address, user ID, and password. We may also collect credit card information when you subscribe to the service. The information requested depends on the feature offered. [Note that the company information that will be posted on the site, such as company name, company address, and company phone number, is not personally identifiable information.]

We use Personal Information about our users to facilitate use of this site, register visitors for e-mail updates and other information and features, and respond to e-mails, comments, requests, or complaints. We provide recipients an opportunity to opt-out of all e-mail communications.

This site allows you to post Personal Information that will be made publicly available to certain users. If you voluntarily post your e-mail address to this site, you may receive unsolicited e-mail messages from third parties. Your participation in these features, and your posting of Personal Information constitutes your agreement to such sharing, and FMI will not be responsible for a third party’s use of Personal Information that you voluntarily post.

Information Collected Automatically

Each time a visitor or user enters this website, the website server collects basic technical information, including the visitor’s domain name, e.g.,; referral data, e.g., the last URL a user visited prior to entering the website; and browser and platform type, e.g., Netscape browser or a Macintosh platform. We may also track and aggregate visitor activity, which may be shared on an aggregated basis with third parties. If we intend to share your Personal Information in a non-aggregated form, we will provide you with instructions on how to decline this service.


Some of the pages on this site utilize “cookies” so that we can better serve you when you next return to the site. Cookies are identifiers that a website places on your computer’s hard drive to facilitate the interaction between your computer and the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.

Third-Party Sharing

If we obtain any Personal Information from you, we will not sell it to third parties or share it without your consent, provided that Personal Information collected at this site may be shared with our affiliates, agents, and service providers to provide you with information and services and fulfill your requests. From time to time, we may also share your Personal Information with carefully selected third parties with whom FMI has written agreements who offer products or services that we believe will be of interest to you and your company. We may also disclose your Personal Information (a) to safeguard our website, intellectual property, users, and the public, (b) to investigate violations of our website Terms of Use, or (c) as required by law or in response to a court order or legal request.


We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your browser software when you subscribe online and provide us with credit card or similar information. Otherwise, the transmission of information to and from us is not encrypted or secure. We take precautions to safeguard your credit card data in our internal systems. Users are warned, however, that the Internet is not a secure medium, and any information you provide may be subject to interception, so you provide such information at your own risk.


If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact the website coordinator by e-mail at, or by regular mail at 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800 Arlington, VA 22202.