Even with the best practices in place, product recalls can still happen. Johnson & Johnson has had over 20 product recalls in the past 1 ½ years. Theses continuous recalls have not only hurt their revenue and profit, but their reputation as well. Prime Choice Foods Corporation had a recall on their tortilla chips because they were packaged incorrectly. Nestle recently recalled Milkybar because of a potential rubber contamination.
Then you have the product recalls due to allergens or mislabeled products that could lead to an allergic reaction of some sort to a certain percentage of the population. Cottage Grove Farmhouse Bakery announced a product recall because they didn’t list egg whites as an ingredient; and there are many people with an egg allergy. Two kinds of carob products where recalled because they didn’t mention they may contain milk on the labels. These can all be serious mistakes and, if continue to happen, can lead to a poor reputation for a company.
Because of all the product recalls, the FDA recently launched a new website to help the public know what recalls and safety alerts have been made. This searchable database is a big upgrade from the previous one. You can also sign up to receive email alerts. They also have an archive where you can check recalls that are over 60 days old. You might be surprised what you missed!
Habasit does everything it can to help customers avoid product recalls by providing conveyor belts that can help diminish the chances of allergen transfer or foreign object contamination due to the belt pieces coming apart. For more information about the many products that Habasit offers, please visit our website.