Factors Potentially Contributing to the Contamination of Leafy Greens – US FDA report (6 April 2021)


The report considers an outbreak investigation related to E. coli O157:H7 illnesses and the consumption of leafy greens that took place between August and December 2020.  The FDA, alongside state and federal partners, investigated the outbreak to identify potential contributing factors that may have led to leafy green contamination with E. coli O157:H7.  Key findings … Read more

Food Manufacturers continue to prioritise consumer protection during the pandemic, but there have been many challenges

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92% of those responsible for food safety ranked ‘Protecting consumers’ as their prime driver for food safety in their business We have been monitoring the number of food product recalls around the world throughout the pandemic. We observed significant “pandemic” effects in reduced numbers of recalls in most regions for at least a few months … Read more

Latest EU report on unsafe consumer products published

EU Safety Gate 2020 Results

The 2020 European Commission Safety Gate report was recently published. Safety Gate is the EU rapid alert system, formerly known as RAPEX, for dangerous consumer products which helps to take dangerous non-food products off the market. Key findings: 2253 alerts in 2020, this has remained fairly consistent for the past 8yrs. 9% of alerts were … Read more

Survey shows reputational risk is key concern. How can you mitigate this risk?


In its recent ‘Reputational Risk Survey’ Willis Towers Watson revealed that 86 percent of clients are concerned about loss of income and customers due to reputational risk. In this article we discuss the findings and how RQA can help you minimise your risk.

Impact on Recalls During the Pandemic – 2020 Total Numbers


We have been tracking the recall numbers globally throughout the year, to monitor any impact the pandemic might have and reporting on these monthly. We have now taken a look at the total numbers for 2020 and it is clear that the pandemic had an effect in most regions, throughout different points in the year, … Read more

RQA strengthens its capability in the Australian and New Zealand markets

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RQA Group, leading consultancy in product recall, crisis management, and food & product safety, has provided expert services in Australia and New Zealand for many years. In response to growing demand in the region we have strengthened our consultancy, training, and crisis response services. RQA will now offer crisis response services to its insurance clients, … Read more

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