Find out about the latest food alerts, product withdrawals and recalls from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Food alerts, product withdrawals and recalls

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

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Recall Information Notice where a solution to the problem has been put in place - the product has been, or is being, withdrawn from sale or recalled from consumers, for example.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

To see the latest food alerts visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Council action over food alerts

When appropriate, we will contact or visit food businesses to make sure they have removed products from sale.


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