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June 06, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
Food safety priorities for the coming year

With an increase of food-related product recalls in the European Union and United Kingdom in the past few years, food safety has become an increasingly relevant topic worldwide. Consumers and regulators are paying closer attention to food safety and …

June 06, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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May 05, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: The scope of food safety is expanding in the EU and the UK

Foreword by Julie Ross, international business development director at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers and…

May 05, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
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May 25, 2021
Graham Plaister
principal specialist – agriculture & rural
UK food and farming post-Brexit

The UK farming sector is at a crossroads due to major changes brought by Brexit. Fundamentally, the government plans to phase out any direct payments to farmers by 2022 and the funds from these payments will be redirected to environmental schemes. Th…

May 25, 2021 by Graham Plaister, principal specialist – agriculture & rural
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December 30, 2019
Cereal and bakery product recalls are on the rise

Our team of recall experts starts every day in the same way. A cup of coffee, a quick scan of the newspapers and then onto the RASFF portal for a bird’s eye view of what’s going on regarding recalls across Europe in the food and drink sector.Usually,…

December 30, 2019
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October 17, 2019
Manufacturers must keep close eye on products…or risk recalls

Birds Eye, the frozen food giant, was the latest big brand to implement a recall. According to the Food Standards Agency, the company recalled "certain batch codes of 50 Chicken Nuggets as they may contain small pieces of plastic". Birds Eye was a…

October 17, 2019
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June 21, 2019
Latest Listeria outbreak causes devastating outcomes — but what can be done to protect consumers?

This week (w/c 17 June), four of the UK’s largest retailers issued urgent health warnings to customers who had recently purchased a cheese that could contain Listeria. The urgent warning comes after the cheese product, from a leading Irish supplie…

June 21, 2019
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April 22, 2019
The dangers of incorrect food labelling

Every week, there is a new product recall alert issued in the UK due to a labelling error. This is resulting in thousands of potentially deadly situations, with companies at risk of losing not only tens of thousands of pounds, but also their integrit…

April 22, 2019
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June 09, 2017
Jonathan Mast, social media director, Sedgwick
Giving back, one pizza slice at a time

Can pizza really change lives? (Those of you who can’t live without pizza probably answered with a resounding yes.) This week, a few colleagues and I had the opportunity to visit a very special place where every slice of pizza served gives back to …

June 09, 2017 by Jonathan Mast, social media director, Sedgwick
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