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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued Guidelines for Food Recalls on November 28, 2017. This guide provides an overview of how to develop a recall plan and how to implement that plan in the event of a recall.
This guide provides a 10-step procedure for conducting a recall plan:
- Step 1: Assemble your recall management team
- Step 2: Inform the authority
- Step 3: Identify all products to be recalled
- Step 4: Detain and segregate products to be recalled which are in your firm’s control
- Step 5: Prepare and distribute the information of recall
- Step 6: Prepare the distribution list
- Step 7: Verify the effectiveness of the recall
- Step 8: Control of the recalled product(s)
- Step 9: Decide what to do with the returned product
- Step 10: Fix the cause of the recall
This guide aims to assist manufacturers and/or distributors in implementing Food Safety and Standards (Food Recall Procedure) Regulation, 2017.