Food Safety Magazine

Recall/Crisis Management

IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center: Untangling the Food Supply Chain
IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center: Untangling the Food Supply Chain

An interview with William Fisher, M.Sc., CFS, Institute of Food Technologists on the launch of the Global Food Traceability Center.

Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry
Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry

When the dust settles after a pandemic hits, the food industry and individual businesses will be judged on how they conducted operations during the pandemic.

Supply Chain Verification to Improve Product Recall and Crisis Management Plans
Supply Chain Verification to Improve Product Recall and Crisis Management Plans

Supply chain verification isn’t a new concept, but it is more relevant in today’s food and agriculture system than ever before.

Meeting the Challenges of Foodborne Illness Liability Claims
Meeting the Challenges of Foodborne Illness Liability Claims

If the claimant is indeed sick due to food poisoning, then action needs to begin immediately to deduce the cause of the illness.
 

The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies
The Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium: Improving Coordination Among Federal Agencies

Given the importance of risk assessment to public health decisions, food safety agencies have established mechanisms to engage the entire food industry on such issues.

How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises
How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises

Crises arising from consumer complaints are believed to outnumber all other factors by an order of magnitude.

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.

The Identification of New and Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective
The Identification of New and  Re-emerging Risks: A British Perspective

Since its establishment in April 2000, the UK Food Standards Agency has managed more than 12,000 food safety incidents of varying scale and complexity.
 

From Soup to Nuts: Regulatory, Legal and Communications Issues Involved in Food Recalls
From Soup to Nuts: Regulatory, Legal and Communications Issues Involved in Food Recalls

Recalls often occur at a rapid pace, requiring manufacturers to quickly decipher, analyze and act upon an evolving fact pattern.

Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward
Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward

In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.

Incident Management: Food Safety Requires Competence
Incident Management: Food Safety Requires Competence

With food safety-related recalls becoming more commonplace, it is essential for incident response teams to understand and implement effective and transparent processes.

Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends
Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends

Food allergies are a public health concern that must be addressed from the farm to table.

Building Consumer Trust Requires Redefining Today’s Food System
Building Consumer Trust Requires Redefining Today’s Food System

To build consumer trust, the food system must communicate ethically to build the trust that protects its freedom to operate.

Crisis Management: How to Handle Outbreak Events
Crisis Management: How to Handle Outbreak Events

Testing crisis management plans by running regular simulations can sharpen responses and expose gaps in a food safety management system.

Communicating During and Through a Food Recall
Communicating During and Through a Food Recall

Effective, responsible communication is key to maintaining trust in the food system and a challenge for communicating prior to, during and after a recall.  

From One Tweet to a Full-Blown Crisis: Social Media Crisis Management
From One Tweet to a Full-Blown Crisis: Social Media Crisis Management

Companies and organizations in the food industry are taking steps to use social media to help respond to issues and prepare for crisis management.

Food Defense in Food Litigation: A Vulnerability Assessment
Food Defense in Food Litigation:  A Vulnerability Assessment

Outbreaks of foodborne illness illustrate how easily contaminated foods can have a broad health impact before public health authorities can identify and quarantine the source.

The Tweeters of Doom: How Social Media Impacts Food Safety and Risk Communication
The Tweeters of Doom: How Social Media Impacts Food Safety and Risk Communication

Social media impacts both food safety and risk communication in today’s global food system.

Toward a Better American Product Recall System
Toward a Better American Product Recall System

Monitoring and maintaining the integrity of the food supply is a tough job; government agencies and food safety systems do it admirably under some very challenging circumstances.

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

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