Collaborative Plan to Achieve Customer-Focused Recall Modernization


On August 20, 2020, the Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness convened a group of food safety experts (working group) to outline how food recall processes in the United States can be improved. This working group recognized that there is a need for fundamental change in food recall processes to protect consumers from harmful products and decrease the burden of foodborne illness. With as many as 500 food recalls a year impacting suppliers, retailers, food service, and consumers, the working group recommends a strategic approach to modernize the entire recall system and enhance it’s over all effectiveness for the consumer.