Category: Product RecallsFebruary 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.
Category: Product RecallsJanuary 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.
Category: Product RecallsDecember 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.
Category: Product RecallsNovember 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.
Category: Product RecallsOctober 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.
Category: Product RecallsSeptember 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.
Category: Product RecallsAugust 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.
Category: Product RecallsJuly 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.
Category: Product RecallsJune 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.