Implementation of new guidance on food withdrawals and recalls proposed by the FSA (Food Standards Agency) could increase costs for food businesses by over £7,000, according to their estimates.
However, the FSA claims the guidance would assist businesses in complying with food law, as they launch a consultation to gain feedback from the industry to ensure that what is published will be beneficial to food companies in the event of a food safety incident.
The consultation, which runs for 4 weeks until 4 February, follows research in 2017 looking at food recall systems, which suggested that improvements were needed.
Freeths have produced commentary on risks of reputational damage for food businesses. Read it here.
“This guidance has been created with food businesses in mind, to help them carry out food safety withdrawals and recalls with greater ease and effectiveness.