The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will issue a food alert if there is a problem with food on the market.

Current food alerts (Food Standards Agency)

Sign up for food safety alerts by email (GOV.UK)

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The Food Standards Agency issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Contact us

Food and Safety
Folkestone & Hythe, District Council
Civic Centre
Castle Hill Avenue
Kent, CT20 2QY

Tel: 01303 853660