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AU: FAQs about food recalls for consumers

FSANZ: A food recall occurs when a food product that poses a health and/or safety risk to the public is removed from all areas of the supply chain, including retail outlets. If a food is recalled, consumers are generally advised to return or dispose of the recalled food. Consumers are advised not to consume recalled food.

Consumer level recalls (recalls for products that have reached consumers) are published on the FSANZ’s current consumer recalls webpage. FSANZ also publishes current recall information on Facebook and Twitter. Companies undertaking recalls should also have a plan to inform consumers, either through an advertisement in major newspapers; a press release to news media outlets; a notification at the store where the product has been sold; a notice on their website or social networking sites.

Click here to read more on food recalls, including FSANZ’s first infographic, on causes of Australian 2014 recalls