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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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April 20, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: What’s driving the increase in food recalls in the EU?

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…

April 20, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
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September 22, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Pet food faces increased scrutiny as regulators hold manufacturers accountable

Research [1] has shown that many people prefer the company of their pets to that of their children. So it should come as no surprise that recent pet food recalls have angered pet lovers and spurred regulators to swift action. And of course, plaintiff…

September 22, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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September 13, 2021
Luke Evans
COVID-19 is still impacting recall trends across Europe

While there’s light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and consumers anticipate a return to normal, ‘business-as-usual’ is still a long way off, as reported in our 2021 Recall Index report. Essential reading for manufacturers and retailers seeking i…

September 13, 2021 by Luke Evans
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September 10, 2021
Chris Harvey, VP crisis solution
Stricter regulatory enforcement ahead for all industries in 2021 and 2022

As regulators, businesses and organizations emerge from the global pandemic, each is struggling to find its path to a new “new normal.” Most are finding it’s a rocky path. Significant questions and uncertainty persist, and reputational risks to compa…

September 10, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP crisis solution
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July 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Can new techniques help fight olive oil fraudsters?

Premium pricing and high consumer demand for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has long made it a target for criminals seeking to profit by passing off inferior or fake products. In fact it is now one of the world’s most adulterated food products with fr…

July 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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June 22, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Expect regulatory scrutiny and product recalls to soar after COVID pandemic

As the post-COVID-19 world begins to reopen, we’re starting to find our way back to normalcy. But regardless of how quickly the entire country returns to "business as usual", risks to brand reputations are likely to increase as regulators resume work…

June 22, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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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December 22, 2020
Ryan Gooley
Everything you need to know about the FDA’s proposed food traceability rule

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to establish traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The proposal applies to those who manufacture, process, pack or hold foods designated for inclusion on the Fo…

December 22, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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December 04, 2020
Ryan Gooley
What the FDA’s new draft guidance means for food manufacturers

For years, undeclared allergens have been a leading cause of food recalls in the United States. And now, those fearful of facing blame for not doing enough to protect consumers are demanding quicker and broader food recalls. This month, The U.S. F…

December 04, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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September 17, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Reputational risk at an all-time high as recalls continue into the third quarter

COVID-19 may have stalled huge sectors of the global economy, but regulatory oversight in the U.S. remains vigilant and may even be picking up its pace as we move through the third quarter. In fact, medical device recalls in the second quarter reach…

September 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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September 11, 2020
Europe sends food recalls packing in August 2020

August was a busy month for food recalls across Europe, with 26 of a possible 27 Member States raising alerts to the European Commission.From 1 August until 1 September, there were 278 separate notifications submitted spanning the entire food and fee…

September 11, 2020
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July 17, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Consider the FDA’s new food safety blueprint a warning

After months of COVID-19-related delays, the FDA has just released its “New Era of Smarter Food Safety: Blueprint for the Future.” Part of that blueprint focuses on recall modernization – a process that actually has been ongoing even without FDA’s cl…

July 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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June 23, 2020
Fruit and veg recalls are a pest in Europe

Each week we take stock of European recall notifications to understand the cause and effect across industries. This week we investigated results on RASFF - Europe’s rapid alert system for food and feed safety and found some interesting results. As…

June 23, 2020
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