Reducing Product Recalls As A Manufacturer
Product recalls are no joke and can be a disaster for manufacturing companies, let alone potentially costing millions depending on the size of the recall.
From metal contaminants to a listeria/salmonella outbreak, there are a variety of reasons why a manufacturer may have no choice but to recall a product. But how can we reduce the frequency of this? And what are the most common reasons for product recalls? We’ll discuss the facts.
Why Do Products Get Recalled?
There are a number of reasons why products may need to be recalled:
- Listeria/salmonella outbreak
- Metal contaminants
- Undeclared ingredients
- Safety risks
- Health risks
Put simply, a product will need to be recalled if there is in any way an undeclared risk to the consumer.
Reducing Listeria/Salmonella Outbreaks
It goes without saying that outbreaks of disease can be disastrous for a food manufacturer. Not only does it damage your reputation and potentially make your consumers seriously ill, but it can also sometimes cost millions to rectify.
Luckily, though, there although there is unfortunately no way to completely eliminate the risk, Chiorino has developed a solution that minimises it.
The HP® Antimicrobial belts reduce by >99% the bacterial growth of most dangerous foodborne pathogens, so you can be sure you’re doing everything you can as a manufacturer to reduce risk.
Another common reason products get recalled is due to contaminants in a product. These can be known contaminants such as metal or plastic, or it may be a mix of pollutants.
Either way, the best way to avoid incidents of product contamination is by ensuring adequate planning and processes are in place. And if the worst happens, it’s important to be able to accurately trace the production line to find the source of the contaminant as well as what products have been affected.
At Chiorino, our solutions are focused on total product and process’ safety and risk minimisation, notably in the food industry, fully complying to the strictest requirements of European and international regulations.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help reduce product recalls in your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.