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The Food Recall Manual1

Douglas L. Archer, Keith R. Schneider, Ronald H. Schmidt, W. Steve Otwell, Renee M. Goodrich, and Chris Thomas2

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The Food Recall Manual:

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the University of Florida has assembled this manual to assist food businesses, at all parts of the food chain, in learning to conduct rapid and effective product recalls.

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This document is FSHN0410, one of a series of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date December 2004. Revised December 2004. Reviewed March 2008, April 2011, and February 2014. Visit the EDIS website at


Douglas L. Archer, Ph.D., professor; Keith R. Schneider, Ph.D., assistant professor; and Ronald H. Schmidt, Ph.D., professor, all of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611. And, W. Steve Otwell, Ph.D., professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Aquatic Food Product Lab, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611; Renee M. Goodrich, assistant professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Citrus Research and Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake Alfred, FL 33850; and Chris Thomas, Writer in Private Practice, Boise, Idaho.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.