FSA seeks feedback on its new recalls and withdrawals guidance

The Food Standards Agency has launched a consultation on its new Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry.

The guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of the key stakeholders involved in food safety withdrawals and recalls in the UK. It provides advice on good practice and has been designed to help food businesses comply with food safety requirements.

The guidance includes advice on:

  • Traceability systems
  • Making decisions to withdraw or recall food
  • The roles and responsibilities of those involved
  • How to plan for and manage a food safety withdrawal or recall
  • The key principles to effectively inform consumers of a food recall, including a template for a point of sale notice for use in retail stores

The closing date for feedback is 4 February 2019. If you would like to contribute to IFST's response, please contact John Bassett, our Scientific Policy Director, as soon as possible.