All food based businesses have a legal requirement to have an up-to-date written plan in place to manage a potential product recall.  FSANZ has developed a Food Recall Template which is an easy to follow, quick reference guide to creating a plan.

The Food Recall Template covers;

  • ​internal procedures and staff responsibilities for conducting a recall,
  • contact details and procedures for notification (e.g. FSANZ and home state, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers),
  • distribution and other records that will help identify and retrieve the recalled food,
  • procedures for food retrieval and assessing any returned product.

Should you require assistance in the implementation of your Food Recall protocols, please contact AWRS for assistance.