Food Alerts and Notices

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. These are published on our website as well as social media channels.

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.

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