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June 9, 2015

When It Comes to Public Safety, There Are No ‘Small’ Recalls

Filed under: News,Newsletter,Reverse Logistics,Supply Chain Management — admin @ 11:08 am

poisonThe recall of a single spice can have huge ramifications for food safety.

For proof of that statement, look no further than the recall of cumin, along with products that contain it, that occurred in the first quarter of this year. The spice was found to contain undeclared peanut proteins, threatening the health, and even life, of those with an allergy to any form of peanut products.

The issue turned out to be responsible for 95 percent of all food recalls in the first quarter of 2015, according to Todd Harris, vice president of recalls with Stericycle, Inc. During that period, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had more than 19 million food units recalled, a 40-percent increase over the first quarter of 2014.

[Read more… Curated from Supply Chain Brain]


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