Food Safety Recalls: What You Need To Know

Food Safety Recalls: What You Need To Know

Food recalls are necessary to protect the public from unsafe or contaminated food products and the diseases they may be carrying. 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 Recalls Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Be Food Safe
Website with information and resources about food safety, including food recall information.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Common Food Safety Questions from FSIS
Webpage featuring answers to frequently asked questions about foodborne illness and prevention.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Fish Advisories
Website providing information on fish consumption advisories.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Food Safety
Provides links to information about specific foods, allergens, illnesses, contaminants, etc
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food Safety Education Materials for Kids and Teens
Website with a variety of links to interactive food safety activities and information resources for children and teens.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food Safety Information Center
Gives links to occurrences of food safety issues in the news.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FoodSafety.gov -- Food Recalls and Alerts
Website containing links and resources for food recalls and alerts.
Multiple Federal Agencies
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
Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Dry Dog Food
Website with current information on the 2012 outbreak of Salmonella associated with dry dog food.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Ground Beef
Website describing details of the July 2012 outbreak of Salmonella associated with ground beef.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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

Preparedness Resources

Eating Outdoors
PDF handout featuring advice about proper food handling and preparation outdoors (e.g. picnic, BBQ).
United States Food and Drug Administration
FDA 101: Product Recalls
General information about how food recalls are classified and carried out.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Fires and Food Safety
Website featuring advice for safe use of food products exposed to heat, fumes, and chemicals of fires.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods
PDF featuring advice about food safety preparedness and precautions during a natural disaster.
United States Food and Drug Administration
Food Recalls
FAQs concerning 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 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)
Food Safety Tips for College Students
Webpage featuring answers to common questions posed by college students concerning safe food handling, storage, and preparation.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food Safety While Hiking, Camping & Boating
PDF handout presenting safe food handling, storage, and preparation methods when camping, hiking, or boating.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
Website listing frequently asked questions regarding the use of food products after an emergency.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
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