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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What the FDA’s new draft guidance means for food manufacturers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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May 05, 2020
Ryan Gooley
Blue Bell: A cautionary tale for all food companies

News about Blue Bell Creameries’ guilty plea and $19 million in federal fines linked to a deadly 2015 listeria outbreak that led to a series of ice cream recalls serves as a cautionary tale for all food companies operating in today’s punishing media …

May 05, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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April 20, 2020
Ryan Gooley
Food recalls in the midst of the pandemic

Food means joy, comfort – and frankly, employment – for many. But these days, food has too often become synonymous with uncertainty, stress, and fear. As coronavirus began to spread in the U.S., consumers rushed to supermarkets to stock up on food…

April 20, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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February 02, 2020
Seafood recalls spike amid food poison fears

Four countries have flagged food poisoning concerns in consignments of oysters this week. France, Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom notified authorities and withdrew thousands of oysters from the market after they tested positive for norovirus…

February 02, 2020
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July 17, 2019
Ryan Gooley
Breaking the seal on food products: Transforming protective measures into a sales advantage

When it comes to OTC pharmaceuticals and most personal care products, we’ve become accustomed to breaking layers of plastic bands, packaging seals and shrink-wrapped liners, whether opening a new bottle of ibuprofen or a fresh jar of moisturizer. …

July 17, 2019 by Ryan Gooley
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May 21, 2019
Ryan Gooley
Blockchain and recalls: How the technology could prevent people from eating contaminated food

Most people have heard of blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. In fact, blockchain was initially developed specifically to record and track bitcoin transactions. As the technology becomes more widely adopted, however,…

May 21, 2019 by Ryan Gooley
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April 23, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Birth of a recall

When a consumer’s smartphone spontaneously combusts, the word-of-mouth news spreads to millions within days if not hours. If a certain blood pressure medicine is contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing agent, it could take months before routin…

April 23, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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