Food recalls and alerts in the European Union


The content of this site is reproduced with kind permission of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) - RASFF Portal - online searchable database published on the European Union's official website 'Europa' through the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)

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The Commission publishes a searchable online database of RASFF notifications classified as alert, information notification or border rejection as part of its RASFF Portal. As it is necessary to strike the balance between openness and the protection of commercial information, the trade names and the identity of individual companies are not published. This is not detrimental to consumer protection, as a RASFF notification implies that all required measures have been or are in the process of being taken.

The public must be aware that the Commission is not in a position to release more information other than that published here. However, in exceptional circumstances where the protection of human health requires greater transparency, the Commission takes the appropriate action through its usual communication channels.

The Commission informs the authorities of third countries of notifications concerning products manufactured in, distributed to or dispatched from these countries. However, the fact that a country is mentioned as the origin of a product does not necessarily imply that the identified hazard(s) originated in the country concerned.

The Commission cannot and does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information in the RASFF portal online database. The information is published as it has been received from the official contact points in the Member States/EEA-EFTA countries. In the event that further information received from a contact point regarding an already published notification leads to modification or withdrawal of the notification, the Commission shall correct the information in its RASFF portal database at once or shall withdraw the notification concerned.