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Mar
17

The Trump Budget’s Potential Impact on Compliance and Recalls

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could have wide ranging implications in virtually every industry. In the medical and food industries, the sweeping cuts could impact the implementation of new regulations and development of new research – which could ultimately impact product recalls. The administration’s

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Jan
18

Don’t Be Fooled. Undeclared Allergens Aren’t Going Anywhere

The rise in contamination recalls, driven by advancements in testing and increased regulatory scrutiny, has received a lot of attention in recent months. It’s easy to forget the prevalence of other causes of food recalls, including undeclared allergens. In fact, the number of recalls due to undeclared allergens increased each quarter in 2016, rising from 40 in Q1 to 105 in Q4.  While these recalls make up a smaller proportion of recall activity compared to contamination, their share was fairly consistent throughout 2016.

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Dec
21

Produce Rule Highlights Challenges, Uncertainty in Food Industry

These are challenging times for the food industry. As reported in the most recent Recall Index, Q3 set another record for recall activity, due in large part to advancements in contamination testing. At the same time, regulators are becoming increasingly vigilant and provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are being implemented. It has been just over a year since one aspect of FSMA, the produce safety rule, was finalized.

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Nov
21

Recall Roller Coaster: Q3 Recall Index Shows Mixed Recall Activity

Today’s rapid pace of innovation is influencing recall activity, with technology-related recalls in medical devices, consumer goods, and automotive industries. Technical innovation has also contributed to higher recall volumes in the food industry as improved bacterial detection methods have identified more contaminated products. Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS takes a closer look at these trends in its recently released Q3 2016 U.S. Recall Index.

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Oct
31

A Food Contamination Test Came Back Positive…Now What?

As our Q2 2016 Industry Spotlight “Tainted Table: The Rise in Food Recalls” shows, food contamination recalls are increasing, in large part due to advancements in testing. Contamination issues may not be on the rise, but odds of finding such an issue continue to grow.

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