Following on from the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) four-week consultation (7 Jan to 4 Feb) on Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the Food Industry, the FSA have now published their new guidance and tools for withdrawing or recalling unsafe food.
The guidance can be found here https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-incidents and has been designed to help food businesses carry out food safety withdrawals and recalls with greater ease and effectiveness. The guidance explains what the law requires and how to comply, as well as information on:
- traceability systems
- making a decision on carrying out a withdrawal or recall
- roles and responsibilities
- the key principles to effectively inform consumers of a food recall