Food alerts

The Food Standards Agency issues a Product Withdrawal Information Notice or a Product Recall Information Notice to let local authorities and consumers know about problems associated with food.  In some cases, a Food Alert for Action is issued.  This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

A Product Withdrawal Information Notice or 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Information Notice is issued where a solution to the problem has been put in place - the product has been, or is being, withdrawn from sale or recalled from consumers, for example.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.  

View the latest warnings on the Food Standards Agency website.