Recalls, Outbreaks & Emergencies

This section provides information regarding the measures FDA takes when a food product is mislabeled, presents a health risk because of contamination, or has caused an outbreak of illness. This section also provides information regarding the safe storage, use, and disposal of food during public health emergencies.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates beef, poultry, and processed egg products. Visit for food safety and food recall information from both FDA and USDA. You can also get FDA and USDA recall information via our mobile app or widget.

Report a Problem

Learn how consumers, health care providers, and others can report an “adverse event,” which is any health-related event associated with the use of food products, or any other complaints, concerns, or problems related to food products.

Recalls of Foods & Dietary Supplements

Food producers recall their products from the marketplace when the products are mislabeled or when the food may present a health hazard to consumers because the food is contaminated or has caused a foodborne illness outbreak. Visit the Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts section to view recent recall information by product area, including food, drugs, biological products, devices, and cosmetics.

Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness

Stay informed about foodborne illness outbreaks linked to FDA-regulated food products. FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network manages response, surveillance, and post-response activities.

Safety Alerts & Advisories

Information from FDA about areas of concern and potential health risks, including consumer advisories.


FDA, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides information on food safety and disposal during public health emergencies, such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.

Food Safety Widget & Apps

  • Web Widget: The Food Safety Alerts & Tips Widget disclaimer icon compiles all food recall information from FDA and USDA in the same place. You can view the widget at or add it to your website to enable your visitors to view the latest food safety recalls and alerts.
  • Mobile App: You can also download the product recalls app disclaimer icon for your smartphone. The mobile app allows you to see the latest recalls of FDA-regulated products.

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