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Have your say: food recalls and withdrawals guidance

8 January 2019


The Food Standards Agency are seeking views from food businesses on new food traceability guidance  

The Food Standards Agency are running a consultation on their new ‘Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry’ from 7 January to 4 February 2019. 

This guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of the key stakeholders involved in food safety withdrawals and recalls in the UK. It will provide advice on good practice and help food businesses to comply with food safety requirements. 
 
 The guidance includes advice on:  

  • traceability systems 
  • making a decision to withdraw or recall food 
  • the roles and responsibilities of those involved 
  • how to plan for and manage a food safety withdrawal or recall 
  • the key principles to effectively inform consumers of a food recall, including a template for a point of sale notice for use in retail stores 

Take part in the consultation