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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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January 26, 2021
Jeremy Schutz
Internet sales heighten the dangers posed by lithium-ion batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers “not to buy or use loose 18650 lithium-ion battery cells” that are typically manufactured as part of larger battery packs and are unintended for individual sale. The batteries are…

January 26, 2021 by Jeremy Schutz
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December 23, 2020
UK announcement sends shockwaves across European supply chain

Recalls of consumer products reached a total of 73 by 21 December against only one professional product this month according to RAPEX, the EU’s rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products.Among the items were chemical products (4), childcare i…

December 23, 2020
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November 27, 2020
Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions, Sedgwick UK
COVID-19 and Brexit – Supply chain challenges ahead

As we head into winter, and the end of a second UK lockdown, the focus remains on containing the spread of the coronavirus. Add the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, which will undoubtedly impact on labour resources across the entire construction ind…

November 27, 2020 by Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions, Sedgwick UK
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June 19, 2020
Safe play at home jeopardised during lockdown

Parents across Europe have been buying books, games and toys in volume over the last 10 weeks in a bid to keep children entertained while at home during the pandemic. Just last week (10 June) the BBC reported that retro tennis game Swingball has b…

June 19, 2020
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May 27, 2020
Return to sender, address unknown says Europe

Each week we take a look at the items making it onto the Safety Gate Rapid Alert system for Europe to see what is causing major concern to those in charge of keeping consumers safe. And it is no surprise to see the likes of particle filter face ma…

May 27, 2020
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March 09, 2020
Solving recalls proves not to be child’s play for toy industry

Last month the great and good of the toy industry gathered in New York for the annual Toy of the Year awards where prizes are handed out for everything from ‘Most Collectable’ to ‘Action Figure of the Year’. Thanks to the phenomenal success of films …

March 09, 2020
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March 06, 2020
Shortest month draws long faces as recalls add to industry woes

Spring might be on the way, but a spate of negative headlines has many automotive manufacturers still feeling the winter blues. Plummeting stock markets are likely to hurt new car sales as people hold off on purchases, while the threat of a global ou…

March 06, 2020
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July 10, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
When recalls are about more than consumers: Managing up and down the supply chain

When there’s a recall, consumers think of the name on the package. Often that brand is the single company believed to be responsible, and that company is the one whose reputation is diminished. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than the food indu…

July 10, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 01, 2019
Jo Suppiah,ACMA, CGMA,
Partner, Forensic Advisory Services, UK
Supply chain risk insurance – An unknown maze?

The risk landscape is continuously changing. However, business interruption including supply chain risk continues to remain as one of the top three risks businesses face for the seventh year in a row.[i] Most businesses operate within a complex suppl…

March 01, 2019 by Jo Suppiah,ACMA, CGMA,, Partner, Forensic Advisory Services, UK
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January 29, 2016
Michael Arbour
CEO
Why you should have a business continuity plan

By now you have heard the term El Niño used so much you may be numb as to how it might impact your business in the coming months. The Weather Channel reports the strongest El Niño on record will continue to influence weather through March of this y…

January 29, 2016 by Michael Arbour, CEO
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May 30, 2013
Top 5 reasons: Why should risk managers care about the economy?

As consumers, we all feel the effects – to varying degrees – of recessions and other forms of economic disruption. From a risk management point of view, this is economic risk for which some risk managers have direct responsibility. For the vast major…

May 30, 2013
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