Food alerts

The Food Standards Agency informs local authorities about problems associated with food, usually in a national context with implications around the country.

Our food safety team regularly receives Food Alerts from the Food Standards Agency. The agency informs local authorities about problems associated with food, usually in a national context with implications around the country.

These alerts are often issued in conjunction with a product withdrawal or recall by a manufacturer, retailer or distributor.

Instructions are given on the alert as to the specific action that is required of the local authority. This may involve visiting local food premises to ensure they are aware of the problem and that, if necessary, products have been withdrawn. Press releases may also be issued to local media.

See all the latest FSA Food Alerts

For further information please contact the Food Safety Team