Without question, food and drug recalls have personal ramifications on our and our loved ones’ personal health. But when we work in certain industries, food and drug recalls can have a big impact on our work and business. Are you aware of how the following recent recalls could be affecting you, your loved ones or your business?
PRODUCT – Cookin Good Whole Young Chicken
AFFECTED REGIONS – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania
BRIEF – On September 6, 2014, Perdue Food LLC recalled 720 pounds of raw, fresh chicken products that were produced on September 3. The goods were available to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania supermarkets and restaurants. It was discovered that that a plant worker turned the wrong water valve, causing significant temperature deviations and variances in the product. Read the press release for full details.
INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS – Being able to carefully track and monitor each isolated step of detailed food preparation processes is critical for compliance reasons and especially when safety problems arise. If this challenge arose in your business, would you have been able to pinpoint with accuracy the origin of problem? Not sure exactly what that would look like? Watch this quick video.
PRODUCT – Pharmacy Creations (4 vitamin & mineral supplement lots)
AFFECTED REGIONS – Florida, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico
BRIEF – Pharmacy Creations has recalled four vitamin and mineral supplement product lots after it was discovered that the product lots may not have been sterile. It is uncertain if the specified lots are actually contaminated, and there have been no reported adverse events associated with use of the products. Still, there are serious risks for users of these lots of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Glutathione, Magnesium Chloride and Tropi/Cyclo/Phenyl/Tobra/Flurb which could lead to a life threatening infection. The voluntary recall was initiated after Pharmacy Creations received testing results from their former testing agency. Read the press release for full details.
INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS – Maintaining control over every aspect and touch of products in the food and drug industries is critical. Could you be missing out on 100% visibility or some other aspect of your traceability process? Find out by taking this quick quiz.
In the RECALL ROUND UP series, we explore recently announced alerts and examine a few preventive steps that industries can take to minimize or eliminate that type of error or failure in the future.