pandemic continues to affect product recalls

How the pandemic has and will continue to affect product recalls

Food supply challenged by COVID-19—what lies ahead? The U.S. Food Supply Chains have experienced a rapid and bizarre transformation as a result of the pandemic. Global economies have affected both the supply and demand for food in the U.S. and the rest of the world—leading to short-term, localized shortages in the U.S., particularly in livestock… Read more »

what to expect after product recall

What to expect after a product recall event

Unfortunately, a product recall or contamination event cannot be completely avoided. Taking the time to develop the best protocols and effectively implementing these strategies can certainly decrease the odds, yet some factors—like human error—just seem to happen. For this reason, product recall planning must take a well-rounded approach. First, one that looks at the best… Read more »

food contamination threats

Food contaminations can threaten the strongest brands

If a company manufactures, sells or serves food products in the United States, a food contamination event can be an imminent threat to the business. Foodborne illness, or food poisoning affects about one in six Americans, or 48 million, every year. The CDC estimates that of these cases, there are 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths… Read more »

brand damage by product recall

The damaging, indirect effect of a product recall

Protecting and rebuilding a brand’s reputation No matter what the cause, a product recall event can have extensive financial ramifications to a company’s bottom line. This can certainly come from the direct results of replacing and removing the defective or contaminated products. However, financial damage also can result from indirect causes, such as crippling brand… Read more »