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2018 Food Recall Roundup


Did it seem like 2018 was the year of the food recall? If your business is food, it is time to prepare your food recall plan for 2019.  Looking back at the data from the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls, market withdrawals & safety alerts for 2018 non-fiscal year (January - December), there were 548 cases of Class I recalls issued for products that could cause serious health problems or death.  According to the FDA, there has been a steady rise in the number of food recalls since 2012.

Recalls of 2018. Preparing for Recalls in 2019 with FoodLogiQ.


The headlines in 2018 were filled with news of major food-related outbreaks and Class I recalls. Many industry professionals have said it's only a matter of time until every company is affected by a major outbreak, recall or withdrawal. Make sure your organization is prepared for recalls in 2019 with FoodLogiQ.

FDA Strengthens Effort to Make More Use of its Mandatory Recall Authority

“When issues arise that would put consumers at risk, we won’t hesitate to mandate the removal of a product from the market using the full extent of our authorities. It’s our responsibility. And it’s critical to our mission to ensure the safety of Americans.” - Excerpt from Nov. 9 statement by FDA Commission Scott Gottlieb, MD

Back in October, FoodLogiQ alerted you to the FDA’s new food recall policies; specifically, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s statement about the disclosure of retailer information and its subsequent ‘Draft Guidance’ aimed at setting criteria for making previously-confidential information public for certain types of recalls.

FDA Takes Commitment to Consumer Safety and Public Health to Next Level with New Food Recall Policies

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, issues statement regarding disclosure of retailer information; Agency then announces new ‘Draft Guidance’ that sets criteria for making previously-confidential information public for certain types of recalls.

On September 26, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, about the FDA’s new policy to disclose retailer information for certain food recalls in an effort to improve consumer safety.  Then, just one day later, the FDA published a notice announcing the creation of a new ‘Draft Guidance’ - the second in a series of policy steps the agency is taking as part of a broader plan to improve oversight of food safety and the recall process.

Active Managerial Control at the System & Operational Level


Join FoodLogiQ for a live webinar on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET when we'll talk with Dr. Ben Chapman at North Carolina State University and Eric Moore at Testo about Active Managerial Control (AMC).

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, the cost of a single foodborne illness outbreak at a restaurant could range between $3,968 and $2.6 million, depending on the severity of the outbreak, how much the company would have to spend on fines, lawsuits and legal fees, as well as the number of employees affected by the incident. 

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