More than 43 percent of food product recalls are triggered by mislabeling. And although the need for accurate labeling might seem obvious, the FDA has initiated stringent new regulations that aren’t readily apparent. What’s worse is that many insurance policies don’t adequately address mislabeling liabilities. Here are five important facts every food producer should know:
Simple production errors trigger recalls. This includes torn, folded or smudged labels, even if only a handful are illegible or misleading. This can prompt an FDA recall. The errors don’t need to be widespread, either, just enough to compromise health standards.