A food recall is undertaken to remove food from distribution and sale that may pose a health or safety risk to consumers. Food recalls may be conducted at trade or consumer level depending upon the extent an implicated food has travelled through the food chain.
Food recalls are conducted by a food business when:
- a food safety issue has been identified by the business
- a food is found to be unsafe
- food is labelled in a manner that may cause harm to a consumer.
Food recalls can be initiated voluntarily by the business, or enforced by SA Health's Food Safety and Regulation Branch in response to public health risks.
National food recalls
For all current and past national recalls, see FSANZ food recall page.
Food recalls affecting South Australia
For the latest food recalls affecting South Australia, please see below: