Product Recalls – Developing a plan….
Having the right inspection equipment in place is essential in protecting your product and customer. Metal Detectors and X-ray inspections machines are an investment in your customer’s health and safety and your product’s integrity.
A recall plan should be thought of as an emergency procedure, similar to an evacuation plan in case of fire. By putting your plan into practice there is an opportunity to rectify any problems prior to a genuine recall. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website has a number of templates that can be used by food businesses including a template for a food recall plan: www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls/recalltemplates/Pages/default.aspx With relevant modifications, the templates provided can be adapted by organic operators to cover all of their products that may be the subject of a product withdrawal.