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Fighting the inevitable: tackling food recalls in the global supply chain 25th February 2016 From

Fighting the inevitable: tackling food recalls in the global supply chain

The increasingly complex global supply chain has made food scares a common occurrence, with 63 food alerts issued by the FSA in 2015 alone. Food recalls are also on the rise: according to recent research, the number of recalls per year in the US has almost doubled since 2002. Unless handled effectively, product recalls can have potentially damaging consequences, such as loss of consumer trust and damaging the image of the retail industry as a whole.

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Allergens set to play a bigger role in private label 25th April 2014 From

Allergens set to play a bigger role in private label

This week Kraft Foods voluntarily recalled 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US as they may have been sold in the wrong packaging, sparking concerns of allergy risks. In fact, a growing number of consumers now have allergies, with the figure rising gradually in the last few years. According to the charity Allergy UK, around 21 million adults in the UK now have at least one allergy, while half of children and under-18s have one or more; meaning retailers will need to keep thinking of ways to appeal to this growing demographic.

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