Being Ready for Retail Grocery Recalls in Times of Crisis
Don't miss FoodLogiQ's upcoming demo for retailers looking to prepare for withdrawals and recalls during times of crisis.
Times of crisis call for quick, decisive action and execution. The retail grocery industry has learned this firsthand as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has simultaneously led to a sharp increase in sales and caused wide supply chain disruption. From product shortages and inventory redirection, to changes in supplier relationships, adjustments to store layouts and measures to protect consumer and employee wellness, the industry has been forced to react swiftly and decisively.
While there is no significant evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted via food products or packaging, other foodborne food safety threads have not disappeared in the wake of COVID-19. And, while elevated sanitation and health procedures have been widely used to reduce person-to-person transmission risks, these new protocols do not replace the need to maintain vigilant food safety-specific practices and prevention programs. Food-related outbreaks are continuing to surface throughout the supply chain, like the recent Cyclospora outbreak associated with bagged salads. Retailers should make sure their team is prepared to handle these food safety incidents that could overburden risk management efforts or compound risks to consumers.
In preparation for future risk and disruption, now is the time for retail grocers to develop and prime strong, comprehensive recall and withdrawal strategies. Join FoodLogiQ for our live demo, Being Ready for Retail Grocery Recalls in Times of Crisis, on Wednesday, June 24th at 3:30 p.m. to discuss strategies retail grocers can use for successful product recall, withdrawal and hold execution, no matter the location.
Date: Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 Time: 3:30 PM EST / 12:30 AM PT