What is a food recall, and what
is its purpose?
A food recall is a voluntary action by a manufacturer or distributor
to protect the public from products that may cause health problems
or possible death. The purpose of a recall is to remove meat or poultry
from commerce when there is reason to believe it may be adulterated
(injurious to health or unfit for human consumption) or misbranded
(false or misleading labeling and/or packaging).
Where can consumers find information
on recalls of food products?
For information on recalls of meat and poultry products, consumers
may contact the following: