With food recalls hitting on a regular basis, you may be wondering how to keep up with it all. One recommendation is to find the recall page at your favorite grocery store’s website. But to really keep your finger on the pulse, you may want to monitor one of these four sites:
- Current Recalls and Alerts (USDA)
Here’s where to go to find information on incidents related to meat, poultry, and similar foods, including packaged foods containing meat.
- Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts (FDA)
This site covers recalls involving pretty much all other types of food, as well as cosmetics, medications, animal feed, and more.
- List of Selected Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations (CDC)
While not a complete list of ongoing food-related incidents, this site is still useful because of its more in-depth analysis of the larger outbreaks.
- Inspection Results (Kansas Department of Agriculture)
Check this database before eating out. Lists compliance status and details on violations for Kansas restaurants, grocery stores, and other establishments that handle food. (Not in Kansas? Search to see if your state has a similar database.)