Food Recall Policy

When a food product is either defective or potentially harmful, recalling that product—removing it from the market or correcting the problem—is the most effective means for protecting the public. This is a responsibility for every segment of the food industry, including food banks. Recalling a product involves accounting for the recalled product and informing those affected by the recall.

Food Bank of Central New York is notified of all United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Class I and Class II recalls. The Food Bank also stays informed regarding state and local recalls.

In the event of a food recall regarding a product distributed by the Food Bank, all agencies in our network will be notified.