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Chris Harvey

VP, crisis solution
Chris Harvey

With 15 years’ experience, Chris is recognized as an expert in the recall industry and routinely speaks on best practices at trade shows, conventions, and conferences. Throughout his career, he has managed more than 1,200 recall and in-market remediations, including hundreds for the nation’s largest brands. He also serves on the board of directors of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

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May 29, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
More than ever, customer service can make or break your brand

There’s nothing more damaging to a company’s reputation than ineffective and unpleasant customer service. Because technology has expanded our accessibility and connectivity, customer service is more critical now than it has ever been before. Today, c…

May 29, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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May 22, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Despite COVID-19, product recalls are still happening

We just released our First Quarter 2020 Recall Index with everything you need to know right now about recalls in the food, consumer product, medical device, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries. But since COVID-19’s impact was only beginning to …

May 22, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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April 20, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Top 5 pitfalls of a consumer product recall

With increasing regulatory scrutiny on consumer product recalls, it’s more important than ever to manage events properly. Implications from a consumer product recall can affect a company up to a decade after the event, especially when regulatory comp…

April 20, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 19, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Recalls during the COVID-19 pandemic

First and foremost, we hope you and everyone close to you are well. We’re living through an unprecedented time and hopefully, you’re able to find some calm and maintain connections. Like each of you, we’ve been working through the COVID-19 crisis,…

March 19, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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February 10, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Preying on fear, activists call for more food safety regulation

In the aftermath of widespread romaine lettuce, flour, and chicken-strip recalls in 2019, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling for upgrades to food-safety regulation in the 2020 edition of its food safety report, “How Safe is Our Food?” In most c…

February 10, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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November 13, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Product recalls stabilize, but an upsurge is expected

While U.S. product recalls were relatively flat from the second to the third quarter, expect an upsurge in the weeks and months to come as regulators – under growing pressure from Congress and consumer groups – turn their attention to currently unreg…

November 13, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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October 22, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Cannabis recalled without federal regulation

The product recall by Denver-based marijuana cultivator Bonsai Cultivation reminds us of the unique regulatory dynamic facing the cannabis industry. In this case, the cultivator – working with state officials – pulled marijuana products off the marke…

October 22, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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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June 25, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Closer FDA CBD product regulation – and recalls – appear inevitable

We’ve seen sweeping regulatory changes before, but the FDA’s anticipated regulation of cannabis and CBD-infused products – a market expected to reach more than $20B globally by 2024 – promises to pose significant and unprecedented challenges to food …

June 25, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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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April 16, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
How emerging technologies can both improve and exacerbate product recalls

Advances in technology tend to be mixed blessings for product recalls. They often introduce new product safety vulnerabilities while, at the same time, may offer new capabilities that improve recall efficacy. The impact of technologies like artifici…

April 16, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 12, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Product recall horror stories: Four top causes of sleepless nights

Sleeplessness is a common malady of business leaders whose companies have had to undergo a product recall. When a recall hits home, how well a company prepares for and manages the recall requirements can mean the difference between preserving custome…

March 12, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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