Companies Identify Weak Links in Product Recalls

As the industry tries to improve the product recall system in the face of the growing number of recalls, food retailers and manufacturers at recent conferences pointed to the weaknesses that continue to undermine the system. John Kolenski, director of food safety and regulatory compliance for Kroger, said that medium and small suppliers are not as forthcoming as most large manufacturers

WASHINGTON — As the industry tries to improve the product recall system in the face of the growing number of recalls, food retailers and manufacturers at recent conferences pointed to the weaknesses that continue to undermine the system.

John Kolenski, director of food safety and regulatory compliance for Kroger, said that medium and small suppliers are not as forthcoming as most large manufacturers in communicating product recalls directly to the Cincinnati-based retailer.

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