Suppliers and Recalls: Do They Have to Notify You?

Posted: 10/12/2017


Today in our Littleton class we were asked about whether or not suppliers have to notify consumers in the event of a recall. After some research, we've discovered an interesting answer to this question.

According to the FDA, a firm that issues a recall is responsible for notifying its direct accounts. These direct accounts must then notify any sub-accounts. If any sub-accounts have further distributed the recalled item, then it is their responsibility to notify anyone affected and to follow the recall procedure set by the firm. 

Ultimately, it appears that consumers will be notified of any recalls through this chain of communication, but it is always better to be on the safe side. Download the Food Safety Widget from here. The Food Safety Widget will automatically alert you about any recalls. 

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