Food safety

FAO/WHO guide for developing and improving national food recall systems

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Number of pages: 68
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 150479 9

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Food recall is a fundamental tool in the management of risks in response to food safety events and emergencies. Some countries are still in need of an effective recall system and the necessary infrastructure to support it.

The purpose of the document is to support countries in establishing and implementing an effective national food recall system to respond to food safety events or emergencies. By drawing on demonstrated best practices, the elements for an effective national food recall system, and the process for establishing, reviewing and/or improving the national food recall system, are described as essential components of a national food control system.