Food Alerts, product withdrawals and recalls

The FSA issues information about product withdrawals and recalls to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

A Product Withdrawal Information Notice or a Product Recall Information Notice is issued where a solution to the problem has been put in place – the product has been, or is being, withdrawn from sale or recalled from consumers, for example. A Food Alert for Action is issued where intervention by enforcement authorities is required. These notices and alerts are often issued in conjunction with a product withdrawal or recall by a manufacturer, retailer or distributor.

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You can sign-up for FSA alerts by email or SMS text via the subscription page or use our RSS feed. A weekly update of rapid alerts is available on the European Commission website.

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