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Food Safety

Hold and Recall Procedures

Last Published: 06/04/2014

This page provides food safety and product recall information to State Distributing Agencies participating in USDA's Food Distribution Programs.

  • Responding to a Food Recall This document provides an overview of the recall process for USDA Foods with a focus on school meals programs.

  • USDA/FNS Commodity Alert System This web-based public notification system will send email alerts about food safety issues with potentially significant public health impacts that affect USDA Foods.

  • Latest Recall Information This service from lists recalls of all foods within the U.S.

As a reminder, if you suspect that a USDA-distributed food may be contaminated or harmful in some way, please contact your Department of Public Health Or contact the FNS Food Safety Unit at: