Total Recall: Food Safety Precautions Increase Recalls

Total Recall: Food Safety Precautions Increase Recalls

New technologies and industry initiatives are helping retailers improve fresh food recalls

Industry insiders have noticed a possible unintended side effect of more stringent food safety procedures: more product recalls.

“I think there’s been a lot more recalls since there’s been that final product testing that’s being conducted, a lot of times at the retail level,” said Dan Vache, vice president of supply chain management at United Fresh Produce Association.

Overall food recalls have increased by over 300% since 2008, according to Gale Prince, founder o

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