A food recall is a firm's voluntary removal of distributed food products from commerce when there is a reason to believe that such products are adulterated or misbranded. Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) food and dairy inspectors are notified of recalls affecting Michigan and help ensure that potentially harmful food products are kept off store shelves by conducting both routine and targeted recall audit checks.
- Sign Up to Receive Food Recall Alerts
The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) offers a Consumer Information Text or Email Food Recall Alert Service. Sign up to receive food recall alerts from MDARD.
- USDA Food Recalls
Food recalls from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- FDA Food Recalls
Recalls of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulated products.
- Food Product Recall Guidance for the Michigan Food & Dairy Industry (PDF)
All food firms should have a recall plan in place, in order to act promptly and effectively in the event of a recall. Being prepared reduces the risk of potentially harmful or hazardous foods from reaching consumers, which could have devastating effects on human health, the food businesses involved and the economy. This food product recall guide will help food companies develop an effective recall plan.