There are many systems and controls in place to ensure that the food we consume is safe and is of a high standard. However, there are occasions when food products are identified as being hazardous or harmful and action needs to be taken to protect consumers
A hazard means that contamination of food has occurred this can be from germs, chemicals or foreign matter and the condition of the food may result in harm to the consumer. Once a hazardous food has been identified it is necessary to alert the authorities so that the appropriate action can be taken to prevent the food from reaching retail stores and consumers. This is done by a Food Alert Notification System. A food alert means a notification issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) to official agencies such as the Health Service Executive and food businesses relating to an identified hazard. Such alerts are fully investigated and can result in a recall of the product.
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