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State Emergency Notification System

Last Published: 02/23/2016

The USDA State Emergency Notification System (SENS) is a tool that allows State Agencies to rapidly communicate critical food recall information to Recipient Agencies so they can remove contaminated food from distribution, and keep kids and families safe.

About SENS:

  • Uses current technology to send rapid notifications
  • Simultaneously notifies Recipient Agencies
  • Verifies that notifications are received
  • Is free to State agencies – the cost of SENS is covered by the USDA!
  • Allows flexibility – use SENS for recalls and more!

For more information, contact the FNS Office of Food Safety at