Product recall

The AFGC works closely with government, other public sector interests and key stakeholders to strengthen safety systems and ensure that all products developed by the food, beverage and grocery manufacturing industry meet the highest standards of safety. This includes developing a range of publications to help industry, and consumers, prepare for and respond to potential risks in the food, beverage and grocery space.

For industry

Product Recall Form is an industry-agreed template to be used for the recall or withdrawal of products from leading Australian and New Zealand retailers. GS1 Recall Portal operated by GS1, to help Australian companies create, communicate and complete a product recall or withdrawal notice in one action including an audit trail.

Food & Grocery Product Recall Survey Report

Food and beverage manufacturers strive to ensure all products meet the highest possible standards, that consumer health risks are minimised and relevant legislation, government and industry guidelines are adhered to. Product Safety is the number one priority. In the unlikely event that something does go wrong, a well-structured and tested product recall and withdrawal plan is an imperative. All food and beverage businesses must be able to quickly remove products from the marketplace to protect consumer health and safety. The AFGC collaborated with Victual in 2017, to conduct a survey of member companies to understand the industry level of preparedness and response capability in the event of a product recall, including the processes implemented to protect Australian consumers. Read the survey report.

For consumers

The Pantry List provides a list of ‘pantry’ items which would be useful in an emergency or crisis situation.

Who To Contact

Anne-Marie MackintoshPolicy Manager, Nutrition and Regulation

Email Anne-Marie Mackintosh or call 0448170568