A food recall is action taken by a food business to remove unsafe food from distribution, sale and consumption. You would have noticed in the media that there have been a number of food recalls lately. Some you may recall include:
- Frozen berries
- Frozen mixed vegetables
These are just some of the big ones that have received media attention but there are a lot more that occur almost every few days.
How can you stay informed?
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) website: http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls/Pages/default.aspx . Like the NSW Food Authority, you can also sign up to receive updates by subscribing to their email list http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx (scroll to the bottom of the page to ‘subscription service’).
Another good place to look is the the NSW Food Authority lists all Australian food recalls and sends out email alerts. Visit their website here http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/news?t=3&y=2019& to view current recalls and sign up to their email alert service.