Food Safety Recalls

Food recalls are procedures used to identify and recover potentially adulterated, misbranded, and/or hazardous foods in order to prevent potential food safety problems or economic fraud. Food recalls are necessary to protect the public from unsafe or contaminated food products.

Animal feeds are also Safe animal feed products are necessary for healthy pets and livestock. Animal feed and product recalls do occur – so it is important to stay informed to ensure that your animals are receiving safe, healthy food.

It is important to stay informed about current recalls and to know what to do in case of a recall to protect yourself and your family.

Food Safety Recall Web Resources

Animal Feed Safety System (AFSS)
Website for the FDA Animal Feed Safety System.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Be Food Safe
Website of resources about food safety, including food recall information.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Fish Consumption Advisories
Website providing information on fish consumption advisories.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Food Safety
Information about federal agency food safety programs.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
FoodSafety.gov -- Food Recalls and Alerts
Website containing links and resources for food recalls and alerts.
Multiple Federal Agencies
How to Report a Pet Food Complaint
Information you will need to report a complaint about a pet food product.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Inspections
Learn how the government inspects and monitors food products to ensure compliance with food safety standards and inspection legislation.
FoodSafety.gov
Keep Food Safe
Website providing access to a variety of resources addressing proper food handling and preparation practices, food safety in an emergency, and food safety maintenance.
FoodSafety.gov
Listing of Approved Medicated Feed Mill Licenses
Webpage containing information on the requirements for FDA licensing requirements for feed mills before manufacturing certain medicated animal feeds.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Pet Food Recall Products List
Website listing pet food recalls and withdrawls.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Pet Food: Regulation and Labeling
Website describing the FDA's regulation of pet foods and pet food labeling.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Recalls and Withdrawls
Current animal food and drug recalls and withdrawls.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
List of all recent recalls, not just food safety recalls. Includes links providing more detailed information.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Report A Food Safety Complaint
Describes various ways to file a complaint, and specific steps that need to be taken by different groups/organizations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures
Webpage featuring chart outlining safe minimum cooking temperatures and rest times.
FoodSafety.gov
Storage Times for the Refrigerator and Freezer
Webpage featuring chart containing recommended storage times for foods in the refrigerator and freezer.
FoodSafety.gov
www.Recalls.gov
Website of information on the process of food safety recalls, who is involved in them, and other information.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)

Food Safety Recall Factsheets

Eating Outdoors: Handling Food Safely
PDF handout featuring advice about proper food handling and preparation outdoors (e.g. picnic, BBQ).
United States Food and Drug Administration
FDA 101: Animal Feed
A summary of the FDA's role in protecting animal feed safety.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA 101: Product Recalls
General information about how food recalls are classified and carried out.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions and Recall Terms
Factsheet addressing commonly asked questions regarding food recalls; also describes food recall terms.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Recalls: What To Look For If There Is a Food Recall
Factsheeet discussing what to look for on food products to match with food recalls.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Recalls: What You Should Know About Food Recalls
Factsheet describing where to find food recall notices and what to do if you have a recalled product.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Safety and Food Security: What Consumers Need To Know
Booklet on various food safety issues, from handling food safely to keeping food safe during emergency situations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Safe Animal Feed
Video (5:11) from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine discussing safe animal feed.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Big Thaw - Safe Defrosting Methods - for Consumers
PDF handout of safe defrosting methods, their advantages, and appropriate times to utilize each method.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service