VIRTUAL LEARNING: Food Recall and Withdrawals

VIRTUAL LEARNING: Food Recall and Withdrawals

A food recall is either a food manufacturer or suppliers’ voluntary response to a mislabeling, or potential hazard by removing a product from the marketplace or it is mandated by the FDA in response to a food safety issue determined. The most common reasons for food recalls are allergen mislabeling and the presence of pathogens. Other reasons behind food recalls include incorrect packaging, wrong food labels, and physical contamination. The importance of having a food recall plan is to ensure quick and efficient removal of affected products from the marketplace and to allow the identification of key areas of needed improvement to prevent future hazards. Recall and withdrawal procedures are required for food manufacturers under the final FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule for “Preventative Controls for Human Foods for hazards requiring control.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a recall plan for their facility and be able to complete a first draft by the end of the course.
  • Identify key areas of improvement and conduct risk assessment to ensure the safe production of food products and identifying the need to recall a food product.
  • Learn how to proactively test your recall procedures with recall simulations and create improvements.
  • Learn which tool are resources are available from the FDA and how they can be used.

The participant will receive a certificate for successful completion of the training after passing the written knowledge test at the end of the training class.

Training Details

  • April 29, 2021 – June 25, 2021

This self-paced training requires between 4-6 hours of actual training time. Each registrant has a maximum of 90 days to complete the course and must be completed by July 27, 2021.

  • This training is Virtual
  • $250

For more information about this course, please contact:

Becky Kemp