WASHINGTON, D.C. – When the public needs to know about unsafe food, the federal government releases announcements about contaminated foods on its website, FoodSafety.gov. The information comes from the two agencies that inspect food, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
FSIS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and tracks meat, poultry and processed egg products produced in federally inspected plants. FDA, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issues notices for other food products.
The Food Safety Alerts & Tips widget, seen at right, combines all the food recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts from the FDA and FSIS, as well as tips and research.
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Healthcare providers often receive their alerts from a recall service, such as the RASMAS. For consumers concerned about the safety of specific food items, below are the main pages where the most recent food safety cases are listed:
- Current Recalls and Alerts from FSIS
- FSIS Recall Case Archive (searchable by year)
- FDA Food Recalls and Safety Alerts
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