Keeping an Eye on Food Recalls
Food identified as a risk to public health and safety is recalled. Recalls are normally triggered by consumer complaints, company testing or government testing. FSANZ is the coordinating agency for all food recalls in Australia and the NZFSA is the responsible authority in New Zealand.
For further information on food recalls in Australia please refer to the FSANZ website ( http://new-admin-www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls/pages/default.aspx) .
For further information on food recalls in New Zealand please refer to the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) website ( http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/recalls/consumers.htm ).
Food recalls over the months of June to August 2010 are outlined in Table 1
Table 1: Summary of food recalls in Australia and New Zealand from June to August 2010
* For all recalls customers were asked to return products to place of purchase/ retailer for a full refund.