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Fines, Recalls and Risk – Oh My! The Case for Food Traceability

Jun 25, 2015 5:00:20 PM

June Blog Series: A Case For…

Insights From: Traci Didonna (Fullscope Product Architect), Recall: The Food Industry's Biggest Threat to Profitability,FoodDive Traceability Playbook

Is your manufacturing business facing huge fines, a tarnished brand and wary consumers because your food traceability system wasn't up to the job? According to Recall: The Food Industry's Biggest Threat to Profitability, "The average cost of a recall to a food company is $10M USD in direct costs, in addition to brand damage and lost sales..." But the cost of a recall isn't just measured in dollars. It's also measured in the number of consumer's lives impacted by foodborne illness and the response time of a manufacturer.

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Total Recall: The True Cost of Foodborne Illness

Apr 10, 2014 5:00:07 PM

All eyes are on Tyson this week after their recall of chicken nuggets with a trace of plastics. Unfortunately, it’s not just the makers of highly processed foods that are struggling with recalls right now. As April unfolds, we see that the organic food industry is not immune either:

  • Three purveyors of organic black peppercorns herehere and here have also announced recalls this week.
  • And, the real shocker is this one: Tea Tree Oil mouthwash is recalled because of bacterial contamination, despite the many websites and even an NIH article touting tea tree oil's antibacterial properties!

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Without a trace.....

Jan 2, 2014 2:00:15 PM

In earlier posts here and here, we talked about how social media is changing the game when it comes to consumer recalls. I just took a peek at the FDA enforcement report in my inbox, and all I can say is that it will help motivate my January diet resolutions… Today, let’s take a look at another key part of the recall readiness toolkit: traceability. Over on FoodDive, the Traceability playbook describes six key advantages of implementing a comprehensive, modern traceability system:
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