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Overall food recalls increased by more than 300% since 2008
US: Food recalls increase
“I think there’s been a lot more recalls since there’s been that final product testing that’s being conducted, a lot of times at the retail level,” said Dan Vache, vice president of supply chain management at United Fresh Produce Association.
According to Gale Prince, Founder of SAGE Food Safety Consultants, food recalls have risen 300% since 2008, impacting retailers in disparate ways, with some adopting protocols to help diminish the risk of defective products reaching their shelves.
“Industrywide, there does seem to be an increase in the number of recalls,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations at Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla. “However, at Publix, we have seen a reduction in recalls. We would like to believe that this can be attributed to our suppliers that have embraced and implemented the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).”
The GFSI is one of several voluntary initiatives that are designed to remove defective products from the supply chain. Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), for instance, electronically tracks product through the supply chain, from farm to store. The intent is to allow retailers and suppliers to recall just the cases that are problematic, rather than every single item from a farm or retailer.
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Other news in this sector:
- 2022-11-18 Green Day Produce, Inc. recalls Enoki mushrooms because of possible health risk
- 2022-11-18 Project looks at E. coli risk during romaine post-harvest cooling
- 2022-11-15 Freshfel warning: Food safety can suffer due to rising energy costs
- 2022-11-14 "It is important to have technical expert boots on the ground to support growers in improving their food safety systems"
- 2022-11-10 Recall for lettuce varieties after exceeding limit for Lambda-cyhalothrin in Belgium
- 2022-11-09 Ghana trains airport staff on cold chain aspects to avoid losses
- 2022-11-04 Kalera voluntarily recalls fresh lettuce products because of possible health risk
- 2022-11-01 New pesticide usage norms to impact agri-exports from developing countries
- 2022-10-25 PlantwisePlus training helps Kenyan growers meet KS1758 food safety standard
- 2022-10-25 No plan to ban food items entering Kuwait while cholera spreads in Lebanon
- 2022-10-25 Researchers find high level of contamination when analyzing produce in Spain
- 2022-10-21 Food safety monitoring could be more effective
- 2022-10-21 New Zealand: Three more hepatitis A cases in frozen berry outbreak
- 2022-10-19 Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
- 2022-10-13 Strategies to minimize Listeria contaminations
- 2022-10-11 Renaissance Food Group recalls products with vegetables after testing finds Listeria
- 2022-10-07 FDA food safety prevention strategies for imported mushrooms and bulb onions
- 2022-10-07 FDA reveals cantaloupe was behind outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections
- 2022-10-07 CDC says outbreak linked to Wendy’s sandwiches is over
- 2022-10-06 Michigan consumers warned of produce contaminated with human waste