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June 28, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
European recalls decline 2.4% overall in the first quarter of 2022

Even as many countries eased pandemic-related restrictions, recent events have introduced a new host of challenges and risks for the five key industries surveyed in our latest edition of the European Recall Index report. Our report includes analysis …

June 28, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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April 18, 2022
Ryan Gooley
With the FDA’s latest recall guidance, mock recalls are now a must

As COVID-19 begins to subside, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like other federal agencies is shifting its focus away from the pandemic and back toward more routine issues. As an example, the FDA recently published its final guidance out…

April 18, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
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March 15, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
The European Commission may be ready to subsidise the semiconductor industry

The global semiconductor shortage has plagued many industries and frustrated consumers for the best part of two years. To avert future shortages, the European Union (EU) has now joined the ranks of several countries in introducing legislation to shor…

March 15, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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March 11, 2022
Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
European recalls rose in 2021 despite COVID-19 disruptions

As we enter the third calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulators are adapting to the “new normal.” As reported in our latest edition of the recall index report, product recalls rose by over a quarter (25.5%) across key European industries in …

March 11, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
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March 04, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Recall index sees lingering COVID-19 challenges for all key industries in 2022

While regulators and business leaders enter the third calendar year of COVID-19, some new challenges are emerging atop the lingering supply chain and service issues brought on by the pandemic. The Biden administration continues to push for more consu…

March 04, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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February 03, 2022
Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, national marine manager
Collapsible shipping containers are making waves in the marine industry

While the marine industry is not historically known for being early adopters of new equipment or processes, market needs and business circumstances have come together to highlight one innovation worth keeping an eye on: collapsible shipping container…

February 03, 2022 by Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, national marine manager
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December 08, 2021
Julie Ross
International business development director
Q3 2021 recalls signal a return to pre-pandemic levels

As we emerge from one of the most turbulent and uncertain times in recent history, consumers are eager for a return to normal and economists are predicting a boom as we approach the holiday season. But with so much uncertainty still ahead, it seems t…

December 08, 2021 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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December 06, 2021
Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, NAMS-CMS, national marine manager, senior surveyor
The holiday supply chain: 5 marine insights

Santa isn’t the only one experiencing fulfillment issues this time of year. Cargo ships floating off the coast, a lack of shipping containers, a shortage of truck drivers, and COVID-related restrictions are impacting individuals and organizations acr…

December 06, 2021 by Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, NAMS-CMS, national marine manager, senior surveyor
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November 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
The real fall out from fakes

With toys, clothing, medicine, motor parts and food all being pirated, the public is facing a growing global health risk when it comes to counterfeit products. Whilst fake goods often seem like an attractive bargain, they can be dangerous and hold li…

November 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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July 16, 2021
Scott Richardson
executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
Property market and building trends amid the 2021 hurricane season

The construction and restoration industry has faced a unique set of challenges in the last year, including, but not limited to, rising material and labor costs, increased labor shortages and extended restoration periods. For those responding to storm…

July 16, 2021 by Scott Richardson, executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
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July 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Beware of all that glitters – it could be cadmium

Thanks to the ubiquity of ecommerce, consumers can now buy low-cost jewellery from anywhere in the world, but this is raising serious questions about the integrity and safety of the products, particularly the presence of potentially dangerous heavy m…

July 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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June 18, 2021
Luke Evans
Green light for self-drive in UK raises risk concerns in motor supply chain

The UK is the first country in the world to announce regulated guidelines for self-driving cars on motorways. This means you could see cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) on British roads by the end of 2021. Many cars already incorporate…

June 18, 2021 by Luke Evans
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June 04, 2021
Mark Buckingham
The hidden danger in common crops

You can’t see, taste or smell them but aflatoxins can be present in everyday dried staples. And with COVID-19 and global warming impacting crop production and storage, they are on the rise. During the month of April 2021, there were 22 RASFF (Rapid…

June 04, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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March 29, 2021
Ton Schox
Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
Assessing container casualties from the Ever Given Suez Canal incident

As of 29 March 2021, reports suggest that the combined efforts from rescue workers of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), salvage experts and heavy equipment to release the 400m-long container ship, Ever Given from the shoreline have been successful. The…

March 29, 2021 by Ton Schox, Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
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March 15, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Fruit and vegetables send European border controls into overdrive

Producers and their supply chains are all aware of the global trend that is being driven by consumers around wellbeing. Those in the food and drink industry play a significant role in responding to it. Consumers have cultivated a deeper understanding…

March 15, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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