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Sep
28

FDA Looks to Name Retailers in Some Future Food Recalls

With about nine new product recalls announced every day in the U.S., ensuring consumers are able to keep up with them, identify the products in their own homes, and take action to protect themselves and their families is one of the greatest challenges stakeholders face. Now, in an effort to “help consumers more quickly and accurately recognize recalled product,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued

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Aug
16

A Recall by Any Other Name

Our Q2 2018 Recall Index found that recall activity in the food space increased in Q2, especially when it came to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food units, which rose more than 20 times over the previous quarter to nearly 213 million, mostly due to one large recall of salmonella-contaminated eggs. But other measurements also saw increases. It may come as a surprise, but those increases did not include the widely-publicized romaine lettuce issue.

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May
30

5 Things You May Not Know About Food Recalls

There are dozens of food recalls issued every quarter in the U.S. alone. But despite the frequency of food recalls, there are a number of aspects many people – even industry leaders – may not realize. When consumers become ill, they typically think of the last food they consumed. But actually, it can take a couple of days for illness to begin. It can take even longer for medical personnel to determine the cause and report it to the proper authorities – sometimes weeks.

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Jan
19

When Food Companies Get Their First Taste of Recalls

Food companies have many challenges to deal with on a regular basis: cost controls, the frequently changing health concerns of consumers, the need to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace, and more. In the midst of all those factors, the potential for a product recall may not be top-of-mind, especially for smaller companies and those who haven’t experienced a recall before. The top causes of food recalls, such as the discovery of potential bacterial contamination or undeclared allergens, happen fast.

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Aug
29

A Bitter Pill: Recalled Pharmaceutical Units Increase 444 Percent in Q2

By ExpertSolutions Tags: Recall Index,

Pharmaceutical recall activity saw a disturbing rise not only in the volume of products recalled last quarter, but also in the severity of risk to consumers, according to the Q2 2017 Recall Index. Pharmaceutical recalls increased 6 percent over the previous quarter to 86. More jarring, the volume of recalled drug units circulating in homes and store shelves climbed 444 percent over the previous quarter, making it the most active quarter since Q4 2014.

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