This Halloween season, Americans will spend nearly $7 billion on everything from creepy costumes to candy. There is no denying Halloween can be a profitable period for businesses, suppliers, and manufacturers – and with that much at stake, the risk of recall can be downright scary.
Candy recalls are likely to garner higher visibility during the Halloween season. Consumer safety – especially that of trick-or-treating, candy-crazed children – drives news stories and articles as the holiday approaches. For manufacturers capitalizing on these seasonal spending habits, this equates to a higher need for product accuracy and, should an event occur, quick crisis management.
According to our data, there have been 124 candy-related recalls since 2012, making up roughly six percent of all FDA recalls during this time period. As with food recalls overall, a majority are due to undeclared allergens. The food industry continues to be haunted by undeclared allergens and the packaging and labeling issues that frequently accompany them – and candy is no exception.
In the event of a candy recall, manufacturers should ensure products are quickly removed from the market. As long as affected product remains in the marketplace, there is a heightened risk to consumer safety and brand reputation. Manufacturers can expedite the product retrieval process for its retailers and supply chain partners by working with a practiced recall expert. The brand can also be bolstered through this partnership, as the manufacturer will have more time to focus on business recovery.
Don’t be spooked this Halloween season – prepare and plan in advance to ensure supply chain and recall partners are ready to assist if and when needed.
Stay on top of the latest in Recalls with Expert Solutions! Our Quarterly Recall Index insights keep you up-to-date with recall trends, while our blogs and Expert Spotlight provide timely information from industry specialists.Subscribe Now
Stericycle Expert Solutions focuses on helping customers by providing proven, customer-centric, scalable services that protect people and brands, promote health and safeguard the environment.Find Out More
If you're ready to get started with our extensive suite of services then contact us today. We have a team of experts ready to assist you!Contact Us today