The Independent Brewers Association has released its Beer Recall Plan, which has been designed to help independent brewers understand the regulatory requirements of having a written recall plan in place.
A recall plan is a written document specific to each business which are designed to ensure businesses are prepared to recall unsafe products quickly and at any time to help protect the health and safety of consumers.
The IBA said: “We’ve created the IBA Beer Recall Plan and Beer Recall Information Pack to make it easier for [our members] to understand and meet these requirements, and to help them prepare their business for the event of a recall.
“Beer may be recalled for a variety of reasons due to issues with packaging or with the beer itself. The IBA is working on a variety of initiatives to assist you in minimising the risk of these issues arising.”
The IBA’s recall plan comprises a pack with background information and a brief summary of recall requirements. It also identifies the key areas that brewers need to address in their plan, which contains steps, checklists and templates of what to do in the event of a recall.
Full details on the recall plan are available through the Independent Brewers Association website.