The FSA has published a summary of those food incidents, handled between January and March 2016, that led to an alert being issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw products from sale. This quarterly list also includes information on investigations we supported relating to potential widespread risks from food poisoning and harmful contamination.
Over the three month period, we issued 49 food notices, of which 24 were allergy alerts, with the top undeclared allergen being milk. The FSA also supported twelve major investigations linked to possible risks of food poisoning and nine to do with physical contamination.
The information published today describes the overall details of the incident, the level of risk to consumers and what action we, industry and local authorities took.
The FSA has collated this data to make it easier for consumers to access incident information.