Cost-cutting by food and drink manufacturers has sparked a rise in product recalls over the past six years, as the number of foods recalled for being contaminated with foreign bodies has more than tripled, claimed insurance broker Lockton.
Food and drink manufacturers have been warned to be more vigilant in guarding against foreign body contamination in production processes, while fears of glass in food products forced recalls from Asda and Lidl.
Tesco’s recent recall of two chicken products, reportedly the first case of campylobacter found in cooked chicken, risks creating tension between suppliers and retailers, warned business consultancy Crimson & Co.
The recent recalls linking own-label chilled yogurt to rubber contamination have led one rubber seal and gasket supplier to warn of the potential dangers of using cheap imported materials in manufacturing processes.
Chocolate maker Mars has confirmed it is recalling some Mars, Milky Way, Snickers and Celebrations products in the UK – as part of a food safety recall spanning 55 countries – following the discovery of plastic pieces in confectionery manufactured in...
The Co-op has recalled a batch of its own-brand Truly Irresistible Whole Cherry Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce because of a manufacturing fault, which could have led to some of the jars containing pieces of glass.