What is a Food Recall?

A food recall is an action taken to remove unsafe (or potentially unsafe) food from distribution, sale, and consumption. If a product is recalled, consumers are generally advised to not eat or drink it and to either return it for a refund or throw it out.

Recalls are procedures, conducted by the responsible commercial firm, to remove or correct a product in commerce that regulatory authorities (federal, state, or local) consider—or may consider—to be in violation of their food laws.

A Food recall is used to identify and recover potentially adulterated, misbranded, and/or hazardous foods. In order to prevent potential food safety problems or economic fraud.

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