As U.S. recalls hit 5-year low, FDA strengthens guidance on recall notices

A guidance document finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week strengthens the way companies issue public notices about their voluntary recalls, as well as elaborates on situations in which the FDA can issue its own warning about a product.

The document is aimed to help the FDA keep potentially unsafe food […]

Recall alert: Routine sampling leads to Listeria recalls of fruit in the U.S.

Fruit products originally sourced from Chile, and processed in a New York facility, have been recalled in the U.S.

The recalls include thousands of cartons of nectarines, peaches and plums after routine sampling by the New York facility found Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) contamination in finished product. The products were to be sold in major […]

In a social media era, brand protection starts with food safety

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” This quote from business magnate Warren Buffett, adorning the cubicle walls of public relations and communications experts everywhere, should also hold a place in the heart of food safety managers. In an era of rapidly spreading information, food safety incidents […]