Release of the 2021 food recall statistics

2022-05-02

FSANZ has released data on 2021 food recalls. A total of 80 recalls were conducted in the last calendar year, with almost half of these due to undeclared allergens.

Other reasons for recalls included microbial contamination (19), foreign matter (5) and incorrect labelling (3).

FSANZ collects and publishes annual data on Australian food recalls to identify trends and common issues in the food industry and help identify ways to prevent future incidents.

We’ve also published an analysis of annual food recall statistics for the last 10 years, including new data for 2021.

For all the statistics and more information, see our website:

  • Food recall statistics
  • Undeclared allergen food recall statistics

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 2-05-22
; https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls/recallstats/Pages/default.aspx