Food Recall List

Ever wondered how to find out if foods stored at home may have been recalled? When there is a major outbreak of E-Coli or Salmonella it will generally be all over the news and most people will hear about these major events. But, there are also many other recalls that may be smaller in scale or severity that don’t make the evening news. So, if there’s a questionable product in your home here is some information that could prove helpful.

Below is a running list by date of all the foods that have been recalled in the U.S. (aka the Food Recall List).

food recall list

Food Recall List

The following is a complete food recall list as reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) government agency. This list can be scrolled within the reddish area to go back in time and check for earlier recalled products. Clicking on any item within this list will send you to the news or company article that originally reported the recall or product alert.

So, just click any of the items for further information on the food recall of interest and then find more answers, including what to do with this information, below this food recall list.

CDC Food Recall List

What to do if you have a product that is on the recall list?
If a product you have at home matches the details in a recall notice, then do not open or consume that product. Instead, either return the product where you bought it to receive a refund or properly dispose of the product according to the instructions provided in the recall notice. [1].

When does a recall occur?
Whenever there is reason to believe that a product could cause a consumer to become ill. Reasons for a recall announcement can include (but isn’t limited to) discovery of organisms, objects or allergens in the product. A recall can be initiated by the food producer or a government agency such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).[1].

How are possible product problems reported?
If there is a problem with a product that is regulated by the FDA, it should be reported in order to prevent others from having problems and/or to possibly get some answers. This website provides phone numbers for each state to call, along with other ways to communicate with the agency.

What is a food borne outbreak?
When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne outbreak. Public health officials collect data and investigate these outbreaks in order to prevent more people from becoming sick and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future.

The public is warned when there is clear and convincing information linking illness to a contaminated food. Outbreaks may be investigated by federal, state, and local public health and regulatory officials, depending on how widespread the outbreak is. [1].

Food Recall List

Additional Information

Read up on important food safety tips, whether you just starting out in the kitchen or have been cooking for awhile.

Some of the most common foods that can tend to cause food borne illnesses if not handled properly, outside and independent of any food recall lists, include mayonnaise that has been opened and not refrigerated and chicken that has not been cooked properly.

To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

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