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 »

FDA plans to ramp up inspections

FDA to ramp up inspections after COVID-19

FDA ready for resumption of domestic inspections after slowdown On July 10, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they plan to resume prioritized domestic inspections of FDA-regulated facilities and other associated activities.  This is following their postponement of on-site inspections in March of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with the… Read more »

undeclared allergens

Undeclared allergens remain top FDA and USDA recall

Undeclared allergens continue to be one of the top causes of food recalls and 2020 is following suit—especially during the pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has led to supply chain management challenges for food manufacturers and processors, ingredient suppliers, vendors and regulators. What are undeclared allergens? The Food Allergy and Research Organization estimates that 15 million… Read more »

recall consulting

Safeguard clients with product recall consulting services

Safeguard clients with product recall consulting services Many companies do not realize that recall insurance can include the value-added services of crisis consultants. These services not only help policyholders proactively mitigate their risk, but also helps them react quickly and efficiently in the event of a recall or contamination.  Through our worldwide partnership with Read more »

US product recalls

A simple summary of the U.S. product recall system

There are many different types of product recalls that happen on a daily basis within the United States, and most are not even covered by the media—usually only those that are striking to the public ear are reported in the news. This article helps to simplify the U.S. product recall system so you can easily… Read more »

CPSC plans aggressive move

CPSC plans an aggressive approach for safety recalls

Increased product safety comes after CPSC is put in the hot seat While recalls under the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have fallen to their lowest level in 16 years, recently there has been a push for tougher regulations. Several high-profile safety issues in 2019 generated a great deal of attention and concern amongst the… Read more »

options for product recall coverage

Understanding product recall coverage options

With all our recent articles on the imminent dangers of product recalls and contamination events, the astronomical costs associated, and the growing government push for more stringent oversight and safety requirements, you can see why product recall coverage is a must for any size business. But, what is actually covered—and what are the coverage options?… Read more »