Recalls are warnings by growers and producers about foods that might contain unreported allergens, disease-causing pathogens (microorganisms that cause illness) or that may be physically contaminated by items such as broken glass or small pieces of plastic.
Consumers are encouraged to follow recall instructions, which may be to destroy the product or return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund.
Federal Food Recall Resources
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Recalls.gov – a one stop source for all type of recalls: food, medicine, medical devices, consumer products
- U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
State Food Recall Resources