Food safety and standards authority of India has circulated the draft for food recall procedures for comments and suggestions from all stake holders before it becomes act through gazetted notifications. Previous food safety act - PFA Act didn't have sets rules and procedures for food recall thus this draft attempts to lay down procedure sand guidelines in case of food recalls .Countries like USA, Canada , UK and European countries have well established norms for Food Recall s. Public in general are made aware of recall by authorities through websites and press releases of the nature of complaint and with details of product which includes the batch number , the brand, mfg dates , manufacturers detail etc.
Draft consists of food recall procedures to be followed by food operators , manufactures/suppliers , distributors, caterers , services and retailers .
It covers entire food recall systems including areas such as
Written Recall procedures
Handling of complaints
Classification of Recalls
Post Recall Actions
Forms and Declaration formats to be used
Role / Responsibility of Food Operator and Food Authority
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