Food Alert Notifications
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Notify FSAI of a food incident
Food alerts are notifications issued by the FSAI to official agencies and food businesses relating to an identified hazard i.e. a biological, chemical or physical agent in, or condition of, food with the potential to cause and adverse health effect.
Food Alerts are issued as either Category 1 (For Action) or Category 2 (For Information).
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is a notification system operated by the European Commission to exchange information on identified hazards between Member States and covers food and feed.
Responsibility of Food Business Operators
Food business operators have a legal obligation under Regulation 178/2002/EC regarding food recall notifications and maintenace of food recall and traceability systems. Find out what these obligations are in our Guidance Note No.10 - Food Recall and Traceability.
Communication of Food Alerts
Where there is a need for action to be taken, or to convey the information to a wider enforcement and food business community, the FSAI will issue a national Food Alert on the FSAI website. The alert will be notified to all enforcement agencies, public health representatives, food business representatives, other interested groups and organisations who have requested to be on the circulation list.
Notifications are sent by email, with the option of SMS text.
Recent food alerts are listed on the FSAI homepage. As new Food Alerts are issued, previous Food Alerts are removed from the list on the website homepage but remain on the website. In these cases, the matters giving rise to the alerts are being or have been addressed by the food businesses including corrective action to prevent recurrence.
Last reviewed: 25/4/2013