A food recall is voluntary, initiated by a manufacturer or distributor to protect the public from products that may cause health problems or may be misbranded (incorrect labeling and/or packaging).
Types of Recalls
Class I - This is the most serious. Eating the food may cause health problems or even death.
Class II - This involves a potential health hazard where there is a remote probability of a health problem if the food is eaten.
Class III - This involves a situation where eating the product will not cause a health problem, but the product still is in violation of a Federal regulation.