Food Allergen Contamination Losses: Is Your Client’s Business at Risk?

Category: Product Recalls

March 10, 2020

Trends in food allergen risks are a serious issue affecting the food processing industry, resulting in a number of costly liability claims.

New FDA Strategy Enforces Compliance of Imported Products

Category: Product Recalls

February 10, 2020

New challenges in the U.S. food safety system have prompted the Food Safety Modernization Act to grant the FDA new and supplementary oversight and enforcement authority to ensure product safety standards are being met.

Romaine Lettuce

FDA Begins Surveillance Efforts on Romaine Lettuce in 2020

Category: Product Recalls

January 7, 2020

The FDA will begin collecting romaine lettuce samples in 2020, in direct response to the number of illness outbreaks that were linked to romaine lettuce in 2019, as well as ongoing consumer concern regarding lettuce consumption. This effort is designed to assist in identifying sources of contamination and help with the targeting of investigations into foodborne illness outbreaks.

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The Most Notable Consumer Food and Product Recalls of 2019

Category: Product Recalls

December 9, 2019

In 2019, it seemed like everywhere you turned there was new recall situation warning consumers about a dangerous product they should avoid or tainted food they shouldn’t eat. As the year comes to a close, we’ve put together a shortlist of the top recall events in 2019 in both foods and consumer goods.

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Food-Related Recalls and Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Hit All-Time Highs

Category: Product Recalls

November 13, 2019

Does it seem like every day there is a report about a new food recall? The U.S. is experiencing more food recalls today than it did five years ago, particularly when it comes to meat and poultry. This new blog post reviews possible causes and suggests options for reducing risks.

Board of Directors

Product Recall: Potential Liability for Board of Directors

Category: Product Recalls

October 11, 2019

If your clients operate with a board of directors, those who serve on it could be held personally liable for the company’s negligence in the event of a product recall. Directors and officers can be named as defendants in claims related to the negligence of the companies they oversee and, in certain situations, can be held personally liable.

Lettuce Recall

Product Refusal of Coverage: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Category: Product Recalls

September 17, 2019

Most product recall policies don’t pay for damages when the same type of product being recalled is grown, produced or shipped by another company. Product refusal of coverage is an endorsement that provides financial protection for recalls.

Voluntary Recall

What Is a Voluntary Recall?

Category: Product Recalls

August 19, 2019

Recalls involving defective products are most often defined as voluntary. However, the term “voluntary” can be confusing, creating the impression that a company or manufacturer has decided to recall a product strictly as a precautionary or quality-control measure.

Product Recalls and Reputational Risks

Category: Product Recalls

July 11, 2019

A company’s brand reputation can take years to build — and be damaged quickly in the wake of a product recall.

Out of the top 20 priority reputational risks that every company should monitor, the Reputation Institute identifies five risks that are directly related to product recalls.

Product Recall Insurance

What’s in a Product Recall Policy?

Category: Product Recalls

June 12, 2019

The number of product recalls has increased exponentially over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, when a recall occurs it is often prohibitively expensive, affecting a business both financially and reputationally. Whether your client’s exposure is manufactured goods or food-related products, having the right insurance coverage for every recall situation is critical.



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