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About Monteverde's Produce
Recall Information: Overview
If there is a recall alert pertaining to the produce industry, then Monteverde's Produce will post the recall alert online and send an urgent e-mail notification to our customers advising of the recall alert.
Recall Information: Procedure Overview
A recall is issued to inform food service customers, distributors, and/or end users of potentially dangerous product in the distribution system. For reference, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established guidelines to follow in the event of a recall. Also, Monteverde's Produce periodically practices “mock recalls” to ensure an efficient, well-managed system is in place. In the case of a recall, Monteverde's will work with the following governing bodies:
Allegheny County Health Department
3333 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17100-9408
Recall Information: Classes & Market Withdrawal Overview
Recalls are actions taken by a firm to remove a potentially dangerous product from the market. Recalls may be conducted per a firm's own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. Classes and cases of recall include:
- Class I Recall - A situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
- Class II Recall - A situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.
- Class III Recall - A situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.
- Market Withdrawal - Occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action. The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation. For example, a product removed from the market due to tampering, without evidence of manufacturing or distribution problems would be a market withdrawal.