FSMA Final Rule: Requirement for additional traceability records
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Learn more from the recent Recall Management edition of The Global Advisor – The essential monthly report from Control Risks and Hiscox providing insight and analysis for product risk managers and recall brokers.
Fruits and vegetables recalled for Listeria monocytogenes were the top category for recalls January through November of 2022. Other reasons for fruit and vegetables recalls were for Salmonella, undeclared sulfites and other regulatory violations. This was closely followed by nuts and snack foods. Two other food category for recalls that top the list are prepared foods and confectionary. For the months of January through November the four top categories for recalls were prepared foods, seafood and fish, bakery and dairy.
In January through November 2022 bakery products were recalled due to undeclared allergens, potential for microbial contamination and foreign material while seafood and fish were recalled for Listeria monocytogenes, undeclared allergens and intrinsic foreign material.
In November, over 93,000 pounds of raw ground beef products shipped to retail locations in Texas were recalled due to possible foreign material contamination specifically reflective mirror-like material. The problem was discovered through consumer complaints to the producing firm. No adverse health effects were reported due to consumption of these products.
In October, vegan drumsticks were recalled for undeclared egg protein. Products affected have expiration dates from September of 2023 through January of 2024. Products were distributed to California, Utah and Virginia. One case of an allergic reaction was reported. The problem was caused by manufacturer’s error. The FDA suspended production of the product until the company is certain the problem has been corrected.
In September, various vegetable products were recalled for the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalling firm was notified by their testing lab that one sample tested positive for this pathogen. Products were sold primarily to Kroger stores in their produce or deli sections in Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia. The company is not aware of any illnesses linked to these products.
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