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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:20 PM

Hello,

 

I'm working on a training due to issues we are having with traceability and I wanted to drive the point home with a news story about a loss of traceability that resulted in illness or injury.  I'm not really sure I've heard a story where that happened.  I'd rather have a story of something that happened in the united states.

 

What I'm looking for:  A company that couldn't identify all of the product made during the affected time frame and it was found that people were injured, sickened, or killed because they weren't able to recall all of the affected product.

 

If you know of a good one please let me know.  If you can give me the link so I don't have to search for it.... even better!  However I need it today because I'm doing the training on Monday.

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:16 PM

 I'm not aware of any spectacular manufacturer recall failures- but these might help if you can't find anything else!!!!

 

a total lack of traceability at the grower was cited as an issue in the melon/listeria outbreak in 2012 which resulted in quite a few deaths

 

and 

 

In the Peanut Corp scandal the US Food And Nutrition service was accused of being slow to get recall info out to schools & I beleive there was also some confusion over product codes and purchase dates

 

Not exactlty what you were after I know-but the best I can offer!

 

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:47 PM

Thanks Mike.

 

Maybe I'll look into the PCA if there was issues with recalling due to code dates.


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

Thanks Mike.

 

Maybe I'll look into the PCA if there was issues with recalling due to code dates.

I think it was FNS(rather than PCA) that(initially) had confusion over when they had purchased the products-which led to them to beleive their stock was not part of the recall?

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 03:09 PM

Ok that was a dumb question lol


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 04:30 PM

This has a list of food safety recalls that turned out to be the wrong product - I'm guessing you'd have to look up individual recalls and see how many people were ill after the first recall but before the second (how many people were sickened after the lettuce recall but before the pepper recall) 

http://www.foodsafet...n-food-recalls/

 

  That Foster Farms recall recently lasted a reallly long time, and I think there was one on here recently where the company just recalled everything they made - Sunburst? .  While I don't have any more information than the press release, it looked like that was a pretty good example of poor traceability.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 10:58 PM

These are expanded recalls on the FSIS website, it don't know if they would meet your expectation or not.

 

http://www.fsis.usda...lease-expansion

http://www.fsis.usda...013-expansion-2



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 11:53 PM

It is really old but the Pan Pharmaeceuticals Travacalm recall in Australia around 03.  The Travacalm tablet was recalled but the auditor thought that the company had no control or traceabliity over the rest of its products and so the Therapeutic Goods Administration recalled the lot.  It was a big company but as a result of this recall does not exist anymore.






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