Managing Food Recalls and Food Tampering + = Food Recalls • A request to return a product, usually due to the discovery of safety issues. • Announced on TV, radio, and in newspapers. • On the internet at www.foodsafety.gov What You Should Do With A Recalled Food Product • Return the product to the store or place of purchase, or • Throw the product away. DO NOT EAT THE RECALLED PRODUCT Food Tampering • Signs of food tampering. – Broken seals. – Safety button has been popped. – Unusual stains. – Unusual smell or odor. – Damage to the package. Who You Should Contact • • • • Store where the item was found. Local Health Department Food and Drug Administration US Department of Agriculture DO NOT EAT ANY FOOD THAT HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH! Foodborne Illness • Warning Signs - Stomach Cramps - Chills - Fever - Diarrhea - Nausea - Headache • Contact your healthcare provider if: - Diarrhea is bloody. - Diarrhea and vomiting last more than 3 days. - Symptoms of stiff neck, severe headache, and fever occur all at once. Conclusion • Food recalls are announced on the television and radio, in the newspaper, or on the internet. • Never eat a recalled product. • Signs of food tampering are broken seals, safety button popped, unusual stains, unusual smell or odor, or damage to the package. • Report all signs of food tampering.