We issue food alerts and notices in Scotland to let consumers know about problems associated with food and drink. We also publish UK-wide food alerts, allergy alerts, and recalls and these are published on our website, social media channels and are sent out by text and email.
Why is food recalled?
A Product Recall Information Notice (PRIN) will be issued when:
- a solution to the problem has been put in place, or
- the product has been, or is being, recalled from consumers
An Allergy Alert (AA) is issued when:
- the allergy information on food labels is missing or incorrect, or
- if there is some other allergy risk, the affected foods need to be recalled from sale.
When this happens, we will put a solution to the issue in place and issue an Allergy Alert to inform consumers.
A Food Alert for Action will be issued when intervention by enforcement authorities is required. These notices and alerts are often issued in conjunction with a product withdrawal or recall.