Our review of product withdrawals and recalls

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The FSA, together with Food Standards Scotland (FSS), is undertaking a project to review and better understand food withdrawal and recall mechanisms operating within the food retail sector in the UK and make recommendations for improvement.

The project aims to identify what currently works well and where improvements could be made to better protect and inform consumers.

We have set up an External Stakeholder Reference Group made up of bodies representing industry, consumers and regulators to help us interpret research findings and identify recommendations to improve the current system.

Attached below are the papers from meetings of this group and both internal and external research findings.

Where changes and improvements are identified we expect to begin carrying these forward from autumn 2017 onwards.

For more information about the project, contact David.Lowe@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk or Tracy.Bishop@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk